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Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park

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#8 of 16 in Nature in Jasper National Park
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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. Plan to see Medicine Lake and other attractions that appeal to you using our Jasper National Park holiday planner.
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  • We had booked in for the Maligne Lake tour and were promised wild life to the side of Medicine Lake on the way up the valley. In the course of the drive up and back we saw bears, bald eagles, mountain...  more »
  • What a fabulous place to visit / lovely walk., stunning scenery A must visit for all ages and levels of fitness  more »
  • Several viewing points with parking around the lake such a shame about all of the burnt trees from the fires several years ago but as some grass has managed to grow you stand a good chance of seeing L...  more »

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