Maligne Canyon, Jasper

4.7
#1 of 438 in Outdoors in Alberta
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Maligne Canyon
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Maligne Canyon Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
4,160 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Maligne Lake Road we meet this canyon. On a journey of 6-10 kms you can see deep ravines, waterfalls in a fairytale environment. We got to the fifth bridge. Too many people visiting the canyon which makes him lose charm
    View original
  • As part of an organised tour we had a brief stop at Maligne Canyon. Like much of Canada, it was a beautiful opportunity to walk and appreciate the natural beauty. It is a nice additional tour, but not...  more »
  • You won’t be disappointed - a feast for the the eyes. Wildlife is abundant as well. Visually stunning.  more »
Google
  • Incredible hike during the winter. Follow the path along the canyon for fantastic views of the ice falls and the surrounding mountains. There are gates which late you get closer to the river and the ice falls (take at your own risk).Take the higher path on the way back for a beautiful view of Pyramid Mountain.
  • A beautiful place to visit . You can go for a hike crossing many bridges which has made it accessible, exploring the trials , spotting wildlife and just enjoying the picturesque beauty of this place . While hiking you come across many scenic and beautiful viewpoints . I went there during summer and there were people chilling by the river and enjoying the sun. Some spots are really serene and tranquil and you can just spend some time by yourself there . The falls are beautiful but some of the trials are quite steep . Overall this place is definitely worth a visit especially for those who enjoy hikes . The canyon can be viewed from the bridge and fenced areas. It's mostly accessible barring a few steep trials . You can visit with family and kids . A great way to explore some beautiful views out there.
  • Beautiful frozen waterfalls. The trails and the canyon bottom are icy, crampons come in very useful. Many signs and maps, which is helpful. Lots of people in March. Recommend parking in the bottom lot (5th bridge) because the trails are a loop anyway.
  • Great ice walk. Bring ice cleats or some type of traction if you can. Enter by bridge 5 or 6. 5 has less steep areas and pretty level most of the way.
  • Friendly staff and an amzing new interior! Completely new layout and very nice fixtures. Beautifully located and very quite. Lots to see and do in these mountains. Maybe you would like to join us!
Places to stay near Maligne Canyon

Plan your trip to Jasper National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Jasper National Park

View all >
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nature in Jasper National Park

4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Jasper National Park

4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 3​h

Trails in Jasper National Park

5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Jasper National Park

4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Jasper National Park

4.9
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 4​h

Plans to Maligne Canyon by other users

10 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Canada BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Canada BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Canada BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 44 days in Canada BY A USER FROM ROMANIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Canada BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Canada BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in Canada BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans