Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park

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#8 of 16 in Nature in Jasper National Park
Witness a rare natural phenomenon at Medicine Lake. Visit in summer and you’ll enjoy the clear water, but go in winter and you’ll see no lake. This unusual occurrence happens due to the underground cave system--during warm months the lake fills with water from melted glaciers and smaller streams, but when the inflow decreases in winter, it disappears. The surrounding area teems with wildlife, including mountain goats and sheep. Take a camera and you might just capture some photos of the roving animals. Put Medicine Lake on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jasper National Park route planner .
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  • Many bodies of water in the Canada, and yet Medicine Lake will be part of the lakes which I will remember for a long time. We're away from the breathtaking Moraine Lake or the majestic Lake Louise, but also further away from tourists, because fewer people stop: the road that runs along Lake unpretentious aims to get at Maligne Lake, located a few kilometers away. Stop you on the way to look at Medicine Lake, less spectacular, but romantic and tormented. I think that its appearance is quite different depending on the light, the time and the weather. See so!
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  • Plenty of parking spaces available are good with accessible by car and it. Wonderful views and super photo motif. Also the information panels you should be studieren...sehr interesting.
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  • Fabulous place for photos and wildlife just beautiful dont miss it on your way to Maligne or on your way back,  more »

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Where to stay in Jasper National Park

Scores of hotels, lodges, and guesthouses line the western edge of Jasper's main thoroughfare, Connaught Drive, although you might struggle to find more budget-friendly options. If you're willing to pay a higher price, you can immerse yourself in nature without sacrificing luxury by staying in a resort or mountain lodge within the national park itself. Reserve your accommodations advance, as lodgings can be hard to come by at the height of the season.
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