Maligne Canyon, Jasper

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Must see · Canyon · Nature / Park
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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  • What can you say? i went here in the spring last year with beautiful view and a great experience, i would highly recommend the area to anyone with a family!  more »
  • We booked a tour and went in the morning for the icewalk. Small group of 6 people. Everything was COVID regulated. Amazing experience.  more »
  • 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.
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