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Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park
(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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 holiday planner.
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  • Compared to other lakes in the area, this is just ok. If you're driving from Jasper to Maligne Lake, you'll pass by here. 
  • Lake vanishes when the water supply drain into underground caves - it's alongside the Lake Maligne road for several miles and full or empty provides excellent views and photo opps 
  • The Lake appears on the way to the marine Lake. Wood color instead of green, is there anyway, so no such feature, visit is charred slopes on either side of the Lake is almost black. It was a mysterious landscape. So much transparency is high compared to other lakes, Lake but instead is big and anything Lakeside Drive in so much of wild fauna. It is lucky.
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