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.
Just a short walk of the Marmot Basin road last bend just before the Marmot gates. There is no official parking, so when you park your vehicle in that corner, make sure the traffic is not blocked and you don’t go too far that you get sucked into the soft bank.
It is one of those hidden hideaways where the local ice climbers dawn on crampons and ice picks when the water fall is frozen. Neat gem for a picnic with a view.
Many places to go Ice climbing like, Maligne canyon, Edge of the world, Two Valley, Iron Curtain, Melt Out… So many more, get the scoop from the local outdoor stores to find these spots out.
Frozen Beauty & Adrenaline Rush
Some people come out to Jasper to look at the frozen beauty of the park’s waterways in the winter. Others see an adrenaline-pumping climb up an icy canyon as a great way to spend a winter afternoon in Jasper.
Ice Climbing is for All Ages, Young & Old
Ice climbing has grown in popularity in recent years along with summer climbing, where most ice climbers start out. There are some guides that can take you out, so if you don’t have any experience, hire a guide!
Jasper’s Climbing Hot Spots
Jasper hot-spots for ice climbs include Maligne Canyon and the famous “Weeping Wall” on the Icefields Parkway south of Saskatchewan River Crossing. Guiding is also available and recommended: Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG).