Jasper Nature Tour to Maligne Valley

Operated by SunDog Tour Co.

Jasper Maligne Valley Tour Description

The Jasper Nature tour is an amazing interpretive sightseeing drive up the Maligne Valley. Our exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the “disappearing” Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake. The Maligne Valley Tour is mainly a nature, scenic, and geological voyage but it is also an excellent opportunity to see some of Jasper’s wildlife. Part two of this tour is based on seasonal conditions:

Before June 1st or after October 13*: At Maligne Lake, you will enjoy a guided hike along the Mary Schaffer Loop (3.2 km / 2 miles – weather and trail conditions permitting).

After June 1st or before October 13*: At Maligne Lake, you will take part in a 1.5-hour cruise. Glide past the jagged mountain peaks as you cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination only accessible by boat. Visitors can explore the lake from the comfort of glass-enclosed and heated cruise boats while a knowledgeable guide provides commentary about Maligne Lake’s history and explains its geology, wildlife, weather, flora, and fauna.

This tour uses a mid-sized motorcoach which can hold up to 30 people.
This tour is approximately 6 hours long.

*Exact dates for the cruise are dependent on the early-season ice melt and late-season changes in weather. Due to this uncertainty, our early and late-season prices do not include the cruise, however, we will include it complimentary for our Canada Rail guests if the cruise dates are available earlier than expected in late May.

Joining Instructions:

Please be ready and out front of your hotel in the bus pick-up area 5 minutes before the listed pick-up time. Please be patient if the bus does not arrive on time as the exact pick-up times can vary slightly from day to day. Look out for a mid-sized bus with the SunDog logo or a driver with a green vest and be sure that you do not get on a different bus as many different companies will be doing their pick-ups at similar times.

Please have the Jonview Voucher provided in your Travel Documents readily available on hand or on your mobile device to present to the driver.

Please do not bring your luggage with you as you will return to your Jasper hotel once the tour has been completed.

If you have any specific questions for the tour operator, please contact them at: 1 888 786 3641.

Pick-up Locations Jasper:

Pick-up times will vary from day to day on this tour

Bear Hill Lodge 08:30 to 08:40 AM
Becker’s Chalets 08:30 to 08:40 AM
Chateau Jasper 08:30 to 08:40 AM
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge 08:45 to 08:50 AM
Forest Park Hotel 08:30 to 08:40 AM
Jasper Inn & Suites 08:30 to 08:40 AM
Lobstick Lodge 08:30 to 08:40 AM
Marmot Lodge 08:30 to 08:40 AM
Mount Robson Inn 08:30 to 08:40 AM
The Crimson 08:30 to 08:40 AM
Tonquin Inn 08:30 to 08:40 AM
Whistler’s Inn 08:30 to 08:40 AM
Interested in a More Exclusive Tour Experience?


We offer Private Tour experiences for all of our sightseeing tours in the Canadian Rockies as well as complimentary upgrades to Small-Group Tours (up to 9 people) for our Canada Rail Vacations booked guests whenever possible.

*Please ask us about upgrading to Private Tours at the time of booking your Canada Rail Vacation. For last-minute upgrades, please contact us at [email protected] before booking a private tour.

For those with a free day in Jasper, or non-Canada Rail guests, check below for tour availability.

Please contact us at [email protected] should you wish to include this tour during your stay with us in Jasper.