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Medicine Lake, 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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  • Beautiful Lake with a special story. As far as I'm concerned the most photogenic more of Jasper. Easy to reach by car, various stop places where the more there is again very different.
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  • This is where the Maligne River overflows with all that glacial melt, and the bath tub drains by late fall into other lakes and rivers via one of the most extensive underground systems of the world (t...  more »
  • We were on a tour of the park, a perfect sunny day in May a few clouds and this little gem of a lake. The water was like a mirror reflecting the surrounding mountains with the clouds overhead. Lucky f...  more »