Maligne Canyon, Jasper

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A dramatic 50 m (160 ft) drop located in the heart of Jasper National Park, Maligne Canyon offers memorable views and diverse flora and fauna. Trickling waterfalls, nesting ravens and black swifts, underground stream outlets, and ancient fossils are all hidden amongst the verdant beauty. You can discover it all by walking along a series of trails and traversing four impressive bridges. As you hike through the unspoilt landscape, notice the unusual rock formations, carved out of the Palliser formation, a layer of limestone deposited by plankton some 365 million years ago. A visit to Maligne Canyon represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jasper National Park trip itinerary site to plot your vacation.
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  • Snowy though not as much in the past, and quite an easy walk to be honest. We did the upper trail first from bridge 5 to 3 and then down along the floor of the river. We had an experienced guide and d...  more »
  • The ice canyons we walked were fantastic, skilled tour guide lead us through the canyon describing all nature had to offer. All equipment supplied and very comfortable transport to and from the canyon...  more »
  • Great outdoor experience for all seasons! Fun and exciting! Lots to see! Great exercise and love the surroundings!  more »

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Where to stay in Jasper National Park

Scores of hotels, lodges, and guesthouses line the western edge of Jasper's main thoroughfare, Connaught Drive, although you might struggle to find more budget-friendly options. If you're willing to pay a higher price, you can immerse yourself in nature without sacrificing luxury by staying in a resort or mountain lodge within the national park itself. Reserve your accommodations advance, as lodgings can be hard to come by at the height of the season.
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