Is Maligne Lake The Most Beautiful Campsite In Jasper National Park?

You'll have to find out for yourself.

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With crystal blue waters, rugged mountain peaks, and amazing wildlife, Maligne Lake is one of those special places you’ll never forget. It’s hard to pick a single location to call the most beautiful campsite in Jasper National Park - there is plenty of competition - but Maligne Lake is definitely a front-runner.

Photograph Spirit Island and Maligne Lake | Photo: Christin Healey

One of the best parts about the campsites at Maligne Lake is that they are only accessible by boat. You can rent kayaks or canoes to reach the campsites or go out for a boat tour. If you do take a boat tour, be sure to check out Spirit Island, especially if you’re a photographer.

Camp at Maligne Lake | Photo: Talia Touboul

Because the campsites are more remote than typical car-camping spots, there is an abundance of amazing wildlife. If you consider yourself an angler, be sure to bring your fishing gear, too!

Camp at Maligne Lake | Photo: Talia Touboul

As you might have guessed, a place this incredible is bound to attract a lot of visitors. If you want to camp at at Maligne Lake this summer, be sure to start making your plans ASAP! To find more information about camping at Maligne Lake, check out Parks Canada or call 780-852-6177. If you want to camp all over Jasper National Park, check out some of the other amazing campsites.

Photograph Spirit Island and Maligne Lake | Photo: Christin Healey

For more information on exploring Jasper National Park, visit Tourism Jasper.

Cover photo: Talia Touboul

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