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Last Chance to take a Maligne Canyon Ice Walk

March 7th, 2013 by Katie Pate

With Spring just around the corner, the temperature will soon increase and ice will start to melt in places with lower elevations, like Maligne Canyon. This is probably your last month of the season to take an ice walk in this magical place.

With its frozen waterfalls, surreal ice formations and frosted limestone walls, Maligne Canyon is a bewitching place in the winter. It can also be a dangerous place. Several deaths and serious injuries have occurred in and around Maligne Canyon in winter months.

The safest way to visit Maligne canyon is to go with a guide. Several local tour companies offer guided walks. For information contact the Information Center: 780-852-6176 or www.jasper.travel
If you choose to go on your own, you do so at your own risk and be prepared! Here are some recommendations from the park service:

  • Make sure you have the right gear and clothing, ice cleats are highly recommended
  • Supervise children
  • Visit a local guide or the park information center before you go

    Make sure to check in with the information center before beginning a winter excursion.

    Make sure to check in with the information center before beginning a winter excursion.

  • Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return
  • Bring a headlamp – you never know when you might be delayed
  • Travel at night is not advised

Companies Offering Guided Maligne Canyon Tours

Maligne Adventures: This is Jasper’s most popular winter tour! Explore the entrance to a cave system, ice caves, fossils and towering frozen waterfalls stretching over 30m up the canyon walls. They offer tread enhancing cleats and winter boots to help you stay warm and feel secure while walking on the ice. The trip lasts three hours, with two hours on the trail. Departs Daily at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Price: Adults: $55.00; Children: $27.50

Jasper Lodging

At Mountain River Lodge we have stand alone cabins and a bed and breakfast lodge. We would love to be your lodging choice during your visit to Jasper Park in Canada.

 

 

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