Maligne Lake is a lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is located 44 km (27 mi) south of Jasper town site, accessible by motor vehicle. Boat trips run to Spirit Island, one of the most popular sights of Jasper National Park.

Maligne Lake is approximately 22.5 km (14 mi) long and is 97 m (318 ft) at its deepest point. It averages 35 m (115 ft) in depth. It sits at approximately 1,670 m (5,479 ft) asl. It boasts a resident self sustaining population of rainbow trout and brook trout.

Maligne lake is fed and drained by the Maligne River, which enters the lake on its south side, near Mount Unwin. The Maligne River drains the lake from its northern end. Maligne Lake, as well as Maligne River, Maligne Mountain, and Maligne Pass, takes its name from the French word for malignant or wicked. It is theorised that an early French voyageur created this name in reference to the current of the Maligne River near its confluence with the Athabasca River.


  • Cagey
    Cageyalmost 6 years ago

    Spectacular, exquisite, and superb – all at once. Landscapes don’t get much better than this. Bravo!

  • Thank you so much Kurt

    – Amanda White

  • cammiecakes
    cammiecakesalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot..I agree with Kurt, Landscapes don’t get much better than this!

  • You are very kind, thank you

    – Amanda White

  • gdanen
    gdanenalmost 6 years ago

    What a fine photo, Amanda. The clouds and fall colours add great drama.

  • Thank you

    – Amanda White

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathalmost 6 years ago

    awesome shot…. fabulous depth and composition

  • Thank you

    – Amanda White

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful image

  • PrincessVicki
    PrincessVickialmost 6 years ago

    Truly fantastic shot Amanda! x

  • LynnH64
    LynnH64almost 6 years ago

    Fabulous work!

  • Thank you

    – Amanda White

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartalmost 6 years ago

    Another stunning shot. – Dennis

  • Thank you again for your comments

    – Amanda White

  • bnewland1
    bnewland1almost 6 years ago

    I was there last August and it looked just like this. A beautiful capture. The day we were there it was raining.

  • My visit was in September,and I am pleased to say the rain held off, but it was cold that morning.

    – Amanda White

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenalmost 6 years ago

    What unparalleled beauty!

  • Many Thanks

    – Amanda White

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