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Jasper National Park: Maligne Lake Cruise With Guide

Jasper National Park: Maligne Lake Cruise With Guide

Sit back and relax onboard a comfortable and unforgettable 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) cruise along Maligne Lake. Take in the views of the surrounding peaks of the Canadian Rockies, alpine glaciers, and azure water of the lake. Watch out for wildlife and learn from your guide about the early explorers and indigenous people of Jasper National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit the tiny but very famous Spirit Island, which is only accessible by boat, and enjoy a short nature trail before returning to Home Bay.

Jasper: Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Cruise

Jasper: Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Maligne Cruise

Following a pick-up from your accommodation in Jasper, climb aboard a 21-seat tour bus for a comfortable drive up the valley. Your first stop will be at Maligne Canyon. Enjoy an easy 30-minute walk and 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.

Icefields Parkway: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Icefields Parkway: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Discover the incredible Icefields Parkway with this smartphone audio tour between Lake Louise and Jasper. Let your audio guide transform this beautiful scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure. With your phone as your guide, start from either Jasper or Lake Louise, and end at the other. Enjoy the same tour experience in either direction. Your audio guide will point out must-see sights, attractions, breathtaking mountains, and glaciers that you pass along the journey. Learn about the area's early pioneers, animals, geography, and the historical events that led to the highway’s creation. Take in the panoramic views of Lake Hector and Bow Lake, and stop for easy trails in Banff National Park. Explore the famous Columbia Icefields and the Columbia Icefields Discovery Center. See the majestic Dolomite and Bow Peaks, Mount Amery, Mount Murchison, and Mount Wilson. Take in the gorgeous Sunwapta Falls where the water flows from the melting Athabasca Glacier. Hear about the people and events that made the area famous like Mary Shaffer Warren, Bill Peyto, George Simpson, and the Palliser Expedition. Easily navigate your tour and enjoy entertainment suitable for all ages. Stay laughing and engaged with your friends or family along the way with trivia fun. Hear fun audio clips that play automatically as you drive using a live GPS map. Try out multiple-choice trivia questions about the sights at each point of interest you pass. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring.

Jasper: Maligne Valley Wildlife Watching & Boat Tour

Jasper: Maligne Valley Wildlife Watching & Boat Tour

Experience magical mountains, alpine meadows, and thrilling rivers on this 5.5-hour tour to the Maligne Valley from Jasper. Part of the Jasper National Park, the valley is home to magnificent lakes and outstanding hiking trails. Following a pick-up from your Jasper hotel, you will go on a short hike past the sheer 100-foot walls of Maligne Canyon. Then, take a scenic drive to Maligne Lake and the "disappearing" Medicine Lake. Look out for elk and moose as you drive. Maligne Lake is the second largest glacial-fed lake in the world. It drains into the Maligne River and continues down to Medicine Lake. You will visit what is arguably the most extensive karst system - or underground river system - in Canada. An underground network of caves remains largely out of reach to visitors, keeping it a mystery for future exploration. Your professional guide will expand on this inscrutable place during an immersive narrative. During the summer season, you can join an inclusive boat cruise to Spirit Island, the only means of reaching the isolated island, for serene views of the stunning alpine scenery.  During the rest of the year, you can enjoy a guided hike along the Mary Schaffer Loop. Depending on the time of the year, you will enjoy wildlife viewings in the area around Maligne Canyon, including moose, sheep, caribou, and bears. Jump back on the bus for your return journey and hotel drop-off in Jasper, at the heart of Canada’s largest Rocky Mountain national park.

Jasper: Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Lakeshore Hike

Jasper: Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour with Lakeshore Hike

Travel by comfortable minibus on this 6 hour excursion to the Maligne Valley, the most spectacular scenery in the Canadian Rockies. Along the way, your naturalist guide will provide commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. Stop at 2 of the bridges to take in views of the cascading waterfalls and see the continuing erosion of ancient limestone. At the world-famous Maligne Lake, head out on a 2-3 kilometer interpretive nature walk. Admire the beautiful lakeshore vistas before following the easy-grade trail loop back into the forested area. After the hike, you’ll have a bit of free time to relax at the Maligne Lake Day Lodge before returning to Jasper.

Canadian Rockies: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tours

Canadian Rockies: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tours

Don’t miss a thing as your favorite audio tour narrator guides you to not-to-be-missed places of interest across Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho, Icefields Parkway and Jasper, along with fascinating stories, tips and directions. Follow the suggested itineraries, or divide the commentary and create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing trips. The Canadian Rocky Mountains National Parks are such an amazing place where the scenery is often almost too good to be true. The National Parks are spread over hundreds of miles, each area with its own rewarding features, attractions and wildlife. Includes: Lake Louise and Yoho (Full Day) Lake Louise is one of the most famous of all the photos to take in the Rockies, with the beautifully coloured lake backdropped by massive, glacier-draped peaks. Moraine Lake is easily as stunning, with 10 peaks surrounding the lake. Be sure to read the information about pre-planning required to visit Moraine Lake. Yoho is the National Park that continues directly west of Lake Louise. Major attractions include Takakkaw Falls, a mighty glacier-fed cascade is the biggest in the Rockies, the serene Emerald Lake, and the Natural Bridge - an awesome display of the power of water. Also make a stop at the Spiral Tunnels to witness some manmade ingenuity. Commentary fills the portion of the drive between Lake Louise and Banff, with Johnston Canyon the most popular stop, and it's your choice whether to drive on the fast Hwy 1, or the slower, scenic 1A - Bow Valley Parkway. Icefields Parkway (Long Full Day) Without any doubt, this is the most scenic drive in the National Parks and has been voted the World's Most Beautiful Mountain Drive. Glaciers that practically touch the road, brilliant blue lakes, and thundering waterfalls dominate the route. And this drive is usually rich with wildlife. Take a full day to enjoy all the stops if driving one way between Banff or Lake Louise and Jasper, or reverse. It is also common to drive from Banff/Lake Louise to the Icefields Centre and then return as a day trip. Jasper (1-2 Days) With wider valleys between its mighty mountain ranges, and a touch lower elevation, Jasper is an ideal environment for wildlife. Drive the loop that visits the pretty lakes that sit on a benchland above the town, effortlessly climb Whistlers Mountain on the TramWay and even share the view with some big horn sheep on Old Fort Point, all close to the town. Then venture further out to the Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake, the location of the famous Spirit Island cruise. And be sure to soak in the Rockies' hottest springs at Miette. Around Town of Banff (Half- Full Day) There are about a dozen surprisingly impressive things to do around the town of Banff, none more than 20 minutes away. Join the tour loop and follow from place to place with frequent stops for incredible views, waterfalls, mountain lakes and often lucky wildlife spotting locations. Complete the loop with short stops in just a few hours, or plan to spend a day with extended visits to ride the Banff Gondola, cruise on Lake Minnewanka, paddle a rented canoe, or relax on a guided float trip.

Banff and Jasper 2-Day unforgettable Tour from Calgary

Banff and Jasper 2-Day unforgettable Tour from Calgary

Enjoy a trip to the outstanding natural beauty of the Banff and Jasper National Parks on this guided tour from Calgary or Canmore. Encounter all the famous sights, and feast on a delicious breakfast. Start your journey from Calgary or Canmore and head for Banff. Once there, come face-to-face with the Banff Viewpoint, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, and Banff Avenue. Marvel at Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, the Big Bend, and Weeping Well. Move onto Jasper for overnight sleep, and tuck into a delicious breakfast on the morning of the second day. Then, see sights like Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake Lookout, Maligne Lake, and Athabasca Falls. Be wowed by Sunwapta Falls, Stutfield Glacier Viewpoint, and Tangle Creek Falls before your journey back to Calgary or Canmore.

Jasper self-guided tour app with multilingual audio guide

Jasper self-guided tour app with multilingual audio guide

Immerse yourself in the beauty of crystal clear lakes, majestic mountain peaks and breathtaking scenery that make Jasper a unique destination. Our self-guided tour app will guide you through the best places to visit, offering detailed information about their history, culture and wildlife. Whether you prefer walking, biking or driving, our App will adapt to your preferences and show you the most scenic and scenic routes. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a curious traveler, our self-guided trail app will lead you to discover Jasper's secret corners and hidden treasures. Among the routes in this destination you will see the following audio-guided sections and points of interest: - Jasper National Park: A section with walking and driving routes to visit 35 points of interest such as: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Syrahs of Jasper, Cottonwood Slough, Two Brothers Totem Pole, Fiddle River, Jasper Downtown Hostel, Mount Robson Inn, Whistlers, Lake Anette, among others.... - Banff to Jasper Route: A route with 18 points of interest to visit: Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Nigel Pass, Athabaska Glacier, Tangle Falls, Sunwapta Falls, Athabasca Falls, Maligne Canyon Trail, Peyto Lake, Bow Glacier, among others. - Jasper - Blue River - Clearwater - Kamloops Route: With this route you will be able to visit 18 main points of interest such as: Blue River Tete Jaune, Mt. Robson Provincial Park, Clearwater, Mike Wiegele Heli, Bone Creek Wilderness Retreat, Helmcken Falls, among others..... Best of all, our App is available in multiple languages, so you can enjoy a fully immersive experience regardless of your native language. From English and Spanish to French and German, we've made sure that all visitors to Jasper can enjoy information in their preferred language. So don't wait any longer, download our Jasper self-guided tour App and get ready to live an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world

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4.7
(522 reviews)

We had a cosy tour with only four participants and our tourguide Pascal. He did an excellence job, spotting bears, dears, moose… explaining the history of Jasper and finding a nice Picknick spot near lake Malinge. Fully recommended.

Sam, Emma and Allen are a great team. They were amazing and had all what is required to make a trip memorable. Thank you guys! A must tour for everyone.

Another great trip in Canada. The two hosts couldn’t do enough for you. They were just as excited as us guests at seeing the animals. Thank you

Was a great day the guide was brilliant at spotting wildlife and got to see a black bear and an eagle nesting amongst others like dear and elk

Super knowledgeable guide who has specialized in bears for many years.