Maligne Canyon, Jasper

4.7
#1 of 694 in Trails in Canada
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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  • Short on time so only pulled into the main canyon entry spot. Beautiful rushing water views! 15 minutes to do an easy loop. Next day went back and started At the 6th bridge and did the whole hike...  more »
  • Always wanted to visit Maligne Canyon. Did not disappoint!!! We did bridges 1-4. Views soectacular!!  more »
  • I went here expecting this to be cool but it was way better than I expected. All the trails you get to walk and check out all different spots on the canyon were so good! I truly enjoyed seeing this  more »
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  • This is an awesome canyon to visit with a large parking lot. You can easily spend a few hours here depending on the trails that you choose. There are lots of stops along the way to enjoy your view or learn about what you're looking at. This is a real beautiful place for a scenic hike on an established trail.
  • I should post a 1 Star to Hide this Gem in the Winter. Did the Maligne Canyon Walk on our Own and it was Over-the-Top Awesome. So Fun, Adventurous and Full of History. There are Fossils in those Walls. Rated E for Everyone. The Photos Don't Compare to the Experience.
  • It is a nice place for local to go hiking, but it looks quite average for Overseas Visitors like us. With so many beautiful places to explore in Canada's Rocky Mountain West, if you have limited time to spend, I wouldn't recommend this Canyon... Two photos. (The pictures might not be too bad, but the Water falls was, in fact, small..)
  • Great little hike, we parked at the look out and walked in with our dogs. If you're going in the winter come prepared with proper boots the trails can be pretty slick. Other then that the canyon is gorgeous when its frozen.
  • Maligne Canyon was on my list from so long! It was worth the wait and making the trip. We hiked up for a bit and good amazing views of the canyon. Should be on your list when visiting Jasper. You won’t be disappointed. :)

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