Over looking Medicine Lake

Medicine Lake

This intrigu­ing lake is a place of mys­tery and Indi­an leg­end. Due to a unique under­ground drainage sys­tem, the water lev­el of the lake vary from sea­son to sea­son … some­times it actu­al­ly dis­ap­pears! Ear­ly Indi­ans once thought that “spir­its” were respon­si­ble for the dra­mat­ic fluc­tu­a­tions in the placid waters. Inter­pre­tive exhibits explain the phe­nom­e­non but nobody knows for sure where all of the water goes. Start­ing point of the trail­head of the South Bound­ary Trails brings you to Beaver and Jacques lake where bik­ing and fish­ing is allowed.

Access: From Jasper, head South, Maligne Lake road, 35km

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Park­ing pull­outs along the stretch of the lake

Dis­tance: Short Walk

Activ­i­ties: Sights / Hik­ing / Bik­ing

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