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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Maligne Lake Jasper National Park

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.

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