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Maligne Canyon, Jasper

Categories: Canyons, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit Maligne Canyon and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Jasper attractions using our Jasper travel itinerary planner.
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  • A site which is close to the Maligne Lake. Picturesque Canyon by its descent in steps, with several levels. More when returning to our car in the car park, we were surprised to see a national parks guard who had come to show tourists a massive antlers of moose. Availability of the guard who did not hesitate to answer all our questions, and allowed us to become aware of the weight of the antlers allowing us to handle it. Thanks to the national guard for this unique experience!
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  • We enjoyed this hike and were thrilled with the views. However, don't expect to have a quiet, peaceful wilderness experience. There were lots of people and the path was fairly crowded. 
  • In the Maligne Canyon you can make amazing walks while you get stuning views of the river that carves the canyon. A real must see and do in this area. 
  • This, like so many places around Jasper, is spectacular. It's also pretty kid-friendly. And I often see an animal or two in the upper parking lot. Something new I tried last time was visiting in the winter and walking on the ice at the bottom of the canyon. It was great to see it from a new perspective after so many years of summer hiking on the trail above. The ice falls are beautiful. It's a whole other world doing an ice walk here. I never miss a visit when I come to Jasper.
  • Great scenery & good hiking. Wonderful in all 4 seasons. Don't miss this wonderful, natural attraction!😆I wish to go ice climing during the winter months. Blog after.
  • Very nice hike. Many trails that allow you to adjust and combine the size and time of the hike. The scenery is very beautiful and a great place for photography. Some steep hills on the longer elevated trails. There is always parking available.
  • Beautiful canyon to take a short or a bit longer of a hike in. Fairly busy during the summer months, but the parking lot has plenty of room. If you are visiting Jasper, definitely make a stop here!
  • Beautiful spot near Jasper. Wonderful area to have as an informal event like the wedding were at. Would also make a fabulous spot for a family pic-nic, family reunion or just a day trip.
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