Fed by the Maligne River, Maligne Lake, is the longest natural lake in Rookies Canada.
Called Chaba Imne to the native first nations, Maligne Lake was first explored by Mary Schaffer in 1907 with the support of Samson Beaver. In 1927, Col. Fred Brewster built Maligne Lake Chalet, wash house, the guest house, and cache at the Lake to house the visitors.
This recognized National Historic building was once a popular luxurious accommodation in Jasper.
In 1928, Donald curly Philips built the now historic boat home as part of his guided fishing trips. The first tour boat, named Leah, was also built in 1928 by Philips.
Things to do in Maligne Lake Alberta
Walk along the lakeshore trail that follows the shoreline and love the azure coloured lake backdropped by amazing mountain ranges – Mount Charlton, Maligne range and Mount Unwin.
Enjoy the scenery and the view of the Maligne glacier and Maligne mountain.
Hike the many trails and enjoy the SUP board near the lake.
Go on the boat cruise via Samson narrows to Spirit island and view the many mountain peaks around the lake, the wildlife and two glaciers.
Fish at the lake stocked with trouts. Or go on guided fishing trips—kayak or canoe at the lake.
Enjoy the wildlife like moose, caribou, Harlequin and black bear ducks along Lakeshore.
Enjoy afternoon tea at the historic Maligne lake chalet.
Stargaze at night and view a million stars. Jasper is an official dark sky preserve.
Maligne Lake is one of the top spots to stargaze at night in Jasper.
Winter presents an altogether various scenario at the lake. The best time to view wildlife.
Ski and snowshoe, along with the trials.