So many spectacular views of this peaceful gem hidden amongst Douglas Fir. Pallisade Mountains frame glacier waters.
Maligne Lake was named by Father Pierre-Jean De Smet (1801–1873) and possibly French Fur Traders to describe the french word "malignant" or "wicked," due to turbulent, confluent flow to the Athabaska River. Maligne River flows into and out of the Lake from North and South ends.
Maligne Lake is approximately 22.5 km (14.0 mi) long and is 97 m (318 ft) at its deepest point, in the south end of the lake. It averages 35 m (115 ft) in depth.
Easy to see why Settlers decided to stay in the area. Views are breath taking and well worth the winding 44km drive south of Jasper town.
Another school year over. 2015 included teaching/therapy for a special needs school with Junior High students and began a Masters of Counseling Psychology Degree with Yorkville University. The year included a move back to Okotoks, and a new dog named Braxton. In spring this photo was taken while touring the NW coast of California.