Northern Waters - Maligne Lake, Alberta
Maligne Lake is a stunning lake in Jasper National Park, a few miles outside of the town of Jasper. It is a popular 3-4 day trip to the end of the lake. We took 3, but I wish we'd had 4 to spend the night at the end of the lake and finish the trail up to the glacial basin. The pictures say it all for this lake.
Reservations: You need them unless you luck out and someone cancels. Call Jasper National Park. You pay a nightly fee while in the park. It's not cheap.
Canoes: We brought our own canoe, but you can rent them on Maligne Lake. http://www.malignelake.com/act_canoe.html
Maps: You can buy maps in Jasper. I used this one the Jasper & Maligne Lake map by Gem Trek which I got at a bookstore in Jasper: http://www.gemtrek.com/jaspermalignemap.html
Camps: There are established camps. They are in great shape and a ranger patrols the lake.
Dogs: Not sure if they are allowed. We saw dogs in boats.
Bears: This is Jasper National Park. There are bears.
Safety: The water is very, very cold. You don't want to flip while crossing the lake. The lake is big and is prone to strong winds. We were pinned for 3 hours waiting for it to die down.
Solitude: Not so much, and there are a gazillion tour boats going by during the day. But it is really beautiful.
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