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Maligne Canyon Winter Ice Walk

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Maligne Canyon Winter Ice Walk


Summary:

Spectacular icicles and frozen waterfalls hang along Jasper's Maligne Canyon rock faces.

Hiking Distance      about 2-4 km, depending upon choice.
Hiking Time      Plan for 1-2hrs to Hike Maligne Canyon's amazing Winter Wonderland.

Getting There
To get to the Maligne Canyon Trailhead, follow Highway 16 towards Edmonton; go 1.8 km past the east Jasper exit to the Maligne Road. On the Maligne lake road either turn left at the Fifth Bridge sign, or continue driving to Maligne Canyon's 1st Bridge(at 6.1 km).
The Hike
The majority of Ice Walks begin at the Fifth Bridge, which offers fairly easy access to Maligne Canyon's amazing winter experience. You can also gain access by starting at the 1st or 2nd bridges and hiking down past the fourth bridge. Parks has placed new entry gates in places to offer safer access.


Being the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park, you will be sure to enjoy exploring the frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and incredible ice formations. Having a hiking guide for this Ice Walk will serve both beneficial and educational.



Make sure you have ice walking gear fixed to your hiking boots, as well as possibly hiking poles for added stability.









Maligne Canyon's Winter Hike

The Maligne Canyon Ice walk offers an experience of wonders in winter from a unique perspective. Guides lead you safely along Maligne's frozen canyon floor, through a maze of fascinating ice formations. Observe the entrance to Maligne canyon's cave system, ice caves, fossils and towering frozen waterfalls stretching up to 40m along the canyon walls. We would suggest waterproof winter boots, ice cleats and helmets to help you stay warm and feel secure while hiking on the ice.


Maligne Canyon's Thundering Falls Turn to Ice

Witness Maligne Canyon's dramatic changes as winter reshapes the thundering waterfalls to sculptured ice. Hike along maligne canyon's upper rim, crossing bridges that allow access to many spectacular view points. Choosing the 4 km hike will offer experiencing ice sculptures and stunning views of frozen waterfalls cascading deep into the Canyon. Guides will be able to point out fossils and underground cave systems.







Maligne Canyon Ice Walk Satellite View



Maligne Canyon Ice Walk Trail Map
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