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Maligne Canyon Summer

Amazing deep canyon walls

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.

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Infor­ma­tion­al map
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No fences here, use cau­tion

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.

Maligne Canyon
Safe­ty net

Some of the areas are def­i­nite­ly not great for unsu­per­vised chil­dren. I’ll repeat again, use cau­tion and com­mon sense.

Maligne Canyon - Jasper
view from above
Maligne Canyon - Jasper
Frozen water­falls

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.

Maligne Canyon - Jasper
good paths
Maligne Canyon - Jasper
Good Park­ing area with the entrance close by

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.

Maligne Canyon - Jasper
Guid­ed tours avail­able year round

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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.

Maligne Canyon - Jasper
easy steps
Maligne Canyon - Jasper
Great for fam­i­ly fun

Maligne Canyon - Jasper

spec­tac­u­lar view

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Caving Maligne Canyon

Often I get a ques­tion on what is there to do in Jasper in the win­ter oth­er than ski­ing. I usu­al­ly reply to them to go through explorejasper.com’s web­site and search for activ­i­ties in the win­ter and you will find there are a lot more than just ski­ing in Jasper Nation­al Park. This is one of those activ­i­ties you can do most­ly in the win­ter, where frozen ground­wa­ter helps you bridge the gap to areas not acces­si­ble in the sum­mer. This cave is locat­ed in Maligne Canyon and it is not adver­tised by Parks Cana­da due to the fact that there are some risk involved. But I leave that up to you to decide.

Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
Main Cave
Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
Tight Squeeze
Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
No stand­ing room
Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
Don’t be claus­tro­pho­bic to enter here
Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
Might run into some frozen ice

Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper

Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
The gang

 

2006–2015

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Canyoning Maligne Canyon

Ice walk on frozen river

Win­ter is a great time of year to check out the Canyon. Take a Ice Walk tour with the local out­fits list­ed below. The links takes you straight to their web­sites and you can con­tact them from there. Try out the walk at night, as I find that most inter­est­ing. Walk­ing on a frozen shelf of ice makes an inter­est­ing adven­ture.

2006

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A night at Maligne Canyon

Mys­tery Maligne canyon night  crawl,  make sure you have prop­er gear to check this place out at night. Win­ter also helps as the riv­er bed is frozen.

Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
Ice fall crevasess

Had to hop the fence which is not rec­om­mend­ed by parks with­out a prop­er guide. But if you know what you are doing, some neat sec­tions of the canyon is sweet to check out, spe­cial­ly at night.  Bring lots of light, so you can get the neat light­ing in the canyon, of course to see trail bet­ter too. Cau­tion is still advised.

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High canyon walls
Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
the cathe­dral
Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
slip­pery sec­tions
Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
hang­ing frost
Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
some nego­ti­at­ing in the chutes
Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
prop­er head­lamps for the path
Maligne Canyon Winter - Jasper
Help­ing hand

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