Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park

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#8 of 19 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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  • A short stop here is a must. Nice to read about this particular more on the signs. In the summer fades only if there are a lot more this whole underground, meltwater is comes above ground. Beautiful more. Too bad the environment 2 years ago affected by a huge forest fire. This creates a somewhat desolate impression, nature will eventually better come true!
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  • I recently returned to Jasper National Park and Medicine Lake. It had been almost 15 years since my last visit. I REALLY love this park and all of the Canadian Rockies. Medicine Lake always offers som...  more »
  • Jasper national park is a wonderful place to add to your wish list. But one must be careful in walking around when you locate marvelous spots to explore. Be aware about presence of bears. Always be in...  more »
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  • A beautiful must see spot if you’re in Jasper
  • Lots of wildlife around here Great place to stop and do light exploring.
  • Several places to stop & take photos but no facilities. Actually saw some wildlife around the lake though. Shame about the burnt trees from an old forest fire but nature is bursting back.
  • Nice scenery
  • It's really beautiful
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