Maligne Lake Cruise – Jasper National Park Book Online!

Nestled in a ring of towering mountains, Maligne Lake is the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Here you’ll discover world-famous Spirit Island, the crown jewel of Jasper National Park.

The Maligne Lake Cruise is an experience like no other. This interpretive tour has been declared the “Best Boat Cruise in Canada” by 8 million Reader’s Digest subscribers. You’ll be inspired by the beauty of Maligne Lake’s vibrant blue waters and by the stunning lofty peaks as you cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination and one of the most photographed locations in the Rockies, accessible only by boat.

The Maligne Lake Cruise has seven tour boats operating seasonally from May through October, with experienced crew who will guide you through the rich history, ecology and geology of Maligne Lake. The lake and surrounding area offer endless options for adventure and relaxation. Be sure to visit the Maligne Lake Day Lodge for gorgeous views and tasty snacks and beverages.

Getting HereGPS Coordinates
Driving Distance
Jasper, Alberta 48 km 1 hour
Banff, Alberta 335 km 5 hours
Lake Louise, Alberta 280 km 4.5 hours
Edmonton, Alberta 403 km 5 hours
Calgary, Alberta 460 km 6.5 hours
Vancouver, BC 840 km 9.5 hours

Note: Drive times are based on direct travel routes and exclude stop times for sightseeing.

Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 52°72.864 N and Longitude -117°64.082 W.
Directions to Maligne Lake
From the east end of the town site of Jasper, follow highway 16 east for 3 km to the bridge across the Athabasca river to the right, take the left fork from the end of the bridge and follow the Maligne Road 48 km to Maligne Lake.  Follow the parking signs to three free parking areas and then the walkway through the forest to Maligne Lake, ticket office, boathouse and Chalet

Maligne Lake Cruise

  • Duration: ~1.5 hours
  • Location: Jasper National Park

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Brewster Travel

Brewster Travel Canada has been providing amazing natural experiences to guests of the Canadian Rocky Mountains since 1892. Starting with two young Brewster brothers providing guided excursions in the Rocky Mountain national parks, we are now a leading travel and tourism provider in Canada offering Canada-wide vacation packages. We own and operate four of the biggest attractions in the Rocky Mountains; the Banff Gondola, Banff Lake Cruise, Glacier Adventure and the all new Glacier Skywalk.

*All rates, availability and tours are subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed until fully confirmed.