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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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  • The lake itself is not the most scenic in the parks but we've been their twice and spotted bears both times. Maybe we were just lucky but boy was it cool.  more »
  • This lake still remains a mystery to us as it's part of an underground river, but all the signs around the lake let us figure out it's magic a little more. It's a great drive and has some great look o...  more »
  • A very neat place to see. The water was quite low but I suppose that's because its been so cold still. The way it's nestled between ranges adds to the beauty.  more »