Maligne Canyon, Jasper

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#1 of 315 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.
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  • Was really nice scenic area, walking paths around and many places to stop and take selfies or get others take pics for you  more »
  • Must admit,we only had a short stop here due to our hectic timetable,but what we saw was mighty impressive.Only did the walk from Bridge 2 to Bridge 1,but our tour guide assured us that just doing tha...  more »
  • Drove the 20 minutes from Jasper to Maligne Canyon and went on a short walk. While my wife has some mobility restrictions, she was able to do the short loop across the first two bridges. The sight of ...  more »
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  • Amazing spectacular force of nature with the river carving out the canyon! The walk is great for the whole family. Just be careful on the bedrock. Even on a dry sunny day the rocks were slippery. We went to bridges 1 thru 4 and each stop was a unique view of the canyon. Great interpretive signs along the way. Awesome waterfalls!
  • Loved hiking this canyon! One of the best things about the canyon is there's a route for everyone. There are 6 bridges you can traverse in total, and you can turn back anytime. The 5th bridge was my favorite on the way back.
  • Must visit in Jasper. Hike the canyon floor in winter (though hike down can be very icy and slippery) come prepared. Summer hike here us very refreshing and full or great views. Bring a camera.
  • Great place to go hiking. Really love the path it is very pretty. I love hiking along the canyon and stopping to see the walls of the canyon and how the river carves through and the different wsterfalls
  • It's an amazing deep canyon and nice walk along this scenery. But be aware, it's very steep at some sections.

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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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