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Maligne Lake Jasper Nationalpark
Maligne Lake is situated about 48km north of Jasper at the end of Lake Maligne Road in the Hasper National Park. Maligne Lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains and glaciers. The Melted ice of the Brazeau Icefield flows into the lake. Maligne Lake is one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Rocky Mountains. A 90 minute round trip by boat gets you to the tiny Spirit Island. During the boat trip the tour guide informs any visitor about the eco-system around Maligne Lake and the surrounding glaciers.
It is an idyllic tourist postcard scenery by Maligne Lake and the main attraction in Jasper National Park.
The historical Maligne Lake boat house also a favorite photo subject. In the background on the left is Mount Charlton (3217m) and on the right is Mount Unwin (3217m).
Another major attraction in the Jasper National Park is Spirit Iland in Maligne Lake. The best time to visit Spirit Island is in the late afternoon because then the light is just perfect to take pictures. Still even so the trip to the island was worth it and I have fond memories of this beautiful setting.
Medicine Lake is situated along the Maligne Lake Road south east of Jasper. In springtime the lake is full with water which however during some time until autumn does slowly disappear through subterranean channels. The water level fluctuates by 20m depending on the season. By autumn the lake nearly disappeared. The Indians thought this very peculiar that the lake filled in spring with water and then disappearing until the lake was nearly empty in autumn and so the named the lake Medicine Lake.
Together with my brother Peter Klaeui and a friend of ours Bernhard Wassmer picture below we visited Maligne Lake in September 2001.