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Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Canon 7D with 15-85mm lens, f/22, 1/60sec, ISO-200, 18mm
Maligne Lake is a lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is famed for the colour of its water, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible from the lake and Spirit Island, one of the most photographed locations in the world.
Maligne Lake is fed and drained by the Maligne River, which enters the lake on its south side, near Mount Unwin and drains the lake to the north. Maligne Lake, as well as Maligne River, Maligne Mountain, and Maligne Pass, takes its name from the French word for malignant or wicked.
Maligne Lake is the location of two Alberta registered historic buildings, the Maligne Lake Chalet and accompanying guest house, washhouse, and cache, all built in 1927 by Col. Fred Brewster as a part of his “Rocky Mountain Camps”.
For a time, the Maligne Lake Chalet was the largest, most luxurious accommodation in Jasper National Park. The other historic building is the Boathouse, built by Donald ‘Curly’ Philips in 1928 to accommodate his wilderness guiding and fishing business.
This phot was taken from the bridge crossing the lake’s outlet.
The whole ambience of the lake is so peaceful even with the crowds that gather here sometimes.