Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park

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A dramatic 50 m (160 ft) drop located in the heart of Jasper National Park, Maligne Canyon offers memorable views and diverse flora and fauna. Trickling waterfalls, nesting ravens and black swifts, underground stream outlets, and ancient fossils are all hidden amongst the verdant beauty. You can discover it all by walking along a series of trails and traversing four impressive bridges. As you hike through the unspoilt landscape, notice the unusual rock formations, carved out of the Palliser formation, a layer of limestone deposited by plankton some 365 million years ago. A visit to Maligne Canyon represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jasper National Park trip itinerary site to plot your vacation.
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  • I think that means a study of rivers. Well worth the short trip out of town to see the way the river has carved a way through the canyon. 
    I think that means a study of rivers. Well worth the short trip out of town to see the way the river has carved a way through the canyon.  more »
  • Very cool spot to check out. The main canyon part was crowded. We did a hike that went up into the woods then down around the water. Beautiful sights from the top and bottom. 
    Very cool spot to check out. The main canyon part was crowded. We did a hike that went up into the woods then down around the water. Beautiful sights from the top and bottom.  more »
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  • Recently did this hike. Nice size parking lot able to accommodate a lot of vehicles. The hike to the canyon is easy but not so easy for wheelchairs. Offers very nice views. Very cool. A must if you are in the area!
  • Very nice hike and canyon. Take a short trail or long one. Be prepared.. return is all up hill! 4 stars only because the trail signage was poor. It's a beautiful place!

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