This gem is great year round, ice formations in the winter and water fall in the summer. Some adventurists repel the waterfall while it is fully gushing with water for thrills. This canyon is also nicknamed Bullshit Canyon (if someone can correct me if I’m wrong, please do so.)
Bring crampons as this trek needs them. You can also walk along the top of the canyon if you have ropes to rappel into the top part of the canyon.
Access to this area is on Maligne Lake road south of the Maligne Hostel. You will come to a bridge where the canyon joins the Maligne river.
Things to do, and points of interest. Regular tours are available to access the valley bottom. A guide will safely tour you around with interpretive knowledge.
We do however, have to wait till the weather to get cooler so it can freeze the canyon bottom and the surrounding seepage which creates the wonderful frozen ice falls.
A cave that is normally under water in the summer is revealed, caution is advised if you are thinking of venturing in. It is not maintained and it not recommended if you do not know what you are doing.
The tall canyon walls are spectacular and wondrous, this area should be a place to see when you visit Jasper in the Winter.
If the canyon is not ready for walking on, you can still walk above from the Tea house down to Fifth or Sixth bridge.
This place is great to visit year round, so explore this area the next time you visit.
One of the most spectacular gorges in the Canadian Rockies, sheers limestone walls plunge to depths of over 50 metres(165 ft.). An interpretive trail winds its way from the picnic area across six bridges where you can catch the spray from the thundering Maligne River, or peer into the mossy depths.
If you stay on the regular path, the steep bits are fenced for your safety, so don’t venture anywhere you are no comfortable with. When it rains, many areas gets slippery.
Some of the areas are definitely not great for unsupervised children. I’ll repeat again, use caution and common sense.
Summer has a different charm to Maligne Canyon, although you cannot get right into the canyon itself, unless you are a Kayaker. You can however walk along the the Canyon from above to view the beautiful water falls and gorges.
This attraction draws many visitors, so you might even run into parking issues, and if you do, there are options like taking a tour with the local guide arranged in Jasper town or park at Fifth bridge and hike up the canyon.
Nearby, between the Fifth and Sixth bridges, are the Rock Gardens and the Boulder Gardens, Jasper’s foremost climbing areas. In the winter, try your hand at a guided Canyon Tour across the floor of the frozen canyon. This is a sight you’ll not want to miss! The Tea House is open from March to early November.
This is actually not too remote to get to but rather not very common to explore this area. Morro peak is just above this canyon, which is the main traffic to this trailhead. The Overlander Trail also comes by this way. Instead of heading toward Morro Peak path, to head towards the Hawk Mountain path and find the canyon here. Some come here for some sport climbing, as for us it was a quick exploring trip and a little scrambling.