Medicine Lake

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The Colin Range to the north and the Maligne Range to the south hem in this lovely lake. From its highest levels during the snowmelt of early summer, the water body gradually shrinks as the season progresses, sometimes becoming only mud flats. Intriguingly the lake has no surface outlet, draining instead through sink holes in the limestone bedrock and resurfacing in the waters of the Maligne River. The road follows the edge of the lake for 8km/5mi with several advantageous viewpoints.

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Edith Cavell Mount
Edith Cavell Mount
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The Whistlers
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Maligne Valley
Maligne Valley
This valley cradles a magnificent lake
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Maligne Canyon
Maligne Canyon
This great slit carved in limestone
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Edith Cavell Mount
Edith Cavell Mount
This massif (3,368m/11,047ft) was named
1:00
Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park covers 10,878sq km
5:00
The Whistlers
The Whistlers
These 2,470m/8,102ft peaks named for the
1:00
See all