Mount Robson Inn

Phone: 1-250-566-9899  BC & AB: 1-888-566-9899

Posts Tagged ‘Maligne Canyon’

View the Extraordinary with a Maligne Canyon Icewalk!

January 8th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Maligne Canyon IcewalkMaligne Canyon, just north of Jasper, Alberta, is a beautiful place to visit, no matter the time of year but, in winter, the canyon’s river freezes up, creating a world like no other you’ve ever experienced but which you now can, via a Maligne Canyon Icewalk!

Maligne Canyon is the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park, with steep, limestone walls that, in the summer, rushes with churning waters. Come the cold of winter, however, those same waters recede quite a bit, leaving stunning and beautiful formations of ice behind.

Imagine the kinds of formations you’re used to seeing in caverns – stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, soda straws and more – now picture these formations and others made entirely of ice. 30 meter-tall, frozen waterfalls ascending canyon walls aalong with other amazing, natural ice sculptures.

But that’s not all – the limestone walls of the canyon, themselves, reveal a their own secrets when the water recedes. View in wonder the strata that clearly illustrates the billions of years of gradual formation as well as the fossils embedded within – a paleontologist’s dream.

So secure a guide company, strap on some anti-slip cleats, and take an icewalk! Maligne Canyon Icewalk guides are knowledgeable and will not just show to you but also explain all that you see: the ice, the river, the canyon, the fossils. With washrooms, a restaurant and a gift shop nearby, there’s no excuse to not go!

Some guide services even offer night tours of the Maligne Canyon Icewalk – a truly, other-wordly experience as you view the canyon and its ice formations in the glow of a headlamp and, even more breathtaking, under stars!

Maligne Canyon Icewalk

Book your tour with one of these three, outstanding and knowledgeable companies:
Jasper Adventure Centre
Maligne Adventures
Sun Dog Tours

Jasper Lodging
Mountain River Lodge has cabins and a bed and breakfast lodge. Make us your lodging choice during your visit to Jasper National Park – you wont regret it!

Things to Do in Jasper National Park during Winter, Part II

December 31st, 2012 by Katie Pate

If you’re just joining us, we are sharing a Top 10 list of winter activities in Jasper National Park. Click through to see the first half of the list from our earlier post.

5. Observe Ice Formations at Maligne Canyon. With its frozen waterfalls, surreal ice formations and frosted limestone walls, Maligne Canyon is a magical place in the winter. Several local tour companies lead guided walks down into the canyon. The adventurous can ice climb with a certified mountain guide, or go on your own, if you have the skills. Maps and guidebook are sold at the information center and local outdoor shops.

6. Ice Skate. What could be more Canadian than pond skating? The ice is monitored and cleared for skating at Mildred and Pyramid lakes. Both locations offer free-skating ovals and rinks for shinny hockey. Once in a while, temperatures drop before the snow falls, leaving many ponds and lakes covered in a thick layer of transparent ice. In these conditions, it seems you are flying across the ice! Make sure you have the necessary safety information before heading out, Parks Canada does not monitor the ice.

Read the rest of this page »

»