Wildlife & Waterfall Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise

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58 reviews

Wildlife & Waterfall Tour with Maligne Lake Cruise

From $123 per person

Take a scenic tour of the Maligne Valley into Jasper National Park's most beautiful areas. Stop at Maligne Canyon to see thundering waterfalls and continue to mysterious Medicine Lake, while exploring the valley in search of wildlife.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Pickup included
Free pickup possible from most hotels and guesthouses in Jasper. Pickups outside of Jasper area are not available. Those staying outside of the pickup area should meet at Two Brothers Totem Pole, across from Parks Canada Information Center on Connaught Drive, please arrive 15 minutes before your trip departure time.


  • Experience Jasper's best opportunity to see wildlife
  • Enjoy a 90-minute cruise on Maligne Lake
  • Look for bears, elk, moose and many more animals
  • Stroll around the upper reaches of Maligne Canyon
  • Learn why Medicine Lake is disappearing
Full description
Enjoy a 5.5-hour scenic sightseeing minibus tour of Jasper National Park and see the stunning scenery of the Maligne Valley. Following a pick-up from your accommodation in Jasper, climb aboard a 21-seat tour bus for the comfortable drive up the valley. Your first stop will be at Maligne Canyon where you can get off and stretch your legs on an easy 30-minute walk. Stroll around the upper reaches of the Canyon to see the deepest portion at 164 feet, including a thundering waterfall. Re-board your bus and drive on through stunning landscapes en route to Medicine Lake. Here the tour will make a 10-minute stop for photos, and your guide will explain why this is known locally as the "disappearing lake." Continue on to Maligne Lake and take a 90-minute scenic cruise to Spirit Island. Throughout the day, look out for Canada’s famous wildlife, such as abundant moose, the odd black bear, and even a grizzly!
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guided tour
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 58 reviews

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We had a great time on the Wildlife and Waterfalls tour this August. We were comfortable with the COVID protocols and enjoyed all parts of the excursion, but especially our tour guide, Kelly who was so knowledgeable and captivating… we learned so much! A couple of the highlights of our trip included seeing a female moose with her calf grazing beside a quiet road and the awe-inspiring beauty of Spirit Island. We would totally recommend this tour to anyone.

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August 24, 2020

Highly recommend this activity. Beautiful scenery. Let someone else drive so you can enjoy the view. The water fall was amazing and the trail around the falls was short and easy to walk. The guide was very knowledgeable and focused on making our trip the best possible. If you do nothing else - take the Maligne Lake Cruise it is the highlight of the day. What a view!!!!!!!!!!! be prepared to take a lot of photos. One of the highlights of our two week vacation to Banff, Lake Louis, Ice Fields and Jasper.

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September 19, 2019

Fantastic Tour in Jasper

We had an excellent day on our tour to Maligne Lake. Our guide John picked us up promptly and was instantly very friendly. The drive to Maligne Lake was great and it was a really good way to see parts of Jasper that we otherwise wouldn't have. John was very knowledgeable and informative and told us lots of interesting facts about local wildlife. His guided tour was excellent and he shared just the right amount of information; not too over the top or an information overload. We also stopped along the way at a few interesting points which was great. Once we arrived at Maligne lake we had a bit of time to get a drink which was really nice before we boarded the boat. The boat ride was excellent and the guide Mia and Captain Jen were very welcoming and told us lots of interesting facts about the lake. Once arrived at the shore we had a great view of spirit island and took some fantastic shots of Maligne Lake. Overall the whole tour was amazing (even though we didn't see any wildlife!)

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September 17, 2019

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