Monday, 6 April 2009
Tuesdays for Travis - Maligne Lake
[1– Maligne Lake – Curly Philips boat house is a registered historical building - click to enlarge]
For fishing, full and half-day guided fishing trips can be arranged which included round trip transportation from all Jasper hotels with all the necessary equipment for a day of fishing with an experienced guide. Full day trips have lunch provided. For those wishing to rent boats and gear arrangements may be made at the Curly Philips Boat House. The lake is stocked with a self-sustaining population of rainbow trout and brook trout. The largest rainbow trout in Alberta was caught in this lake weighing 20 pounds, 4 ounces by sportfishing.
Maligne Lake is in Jasper National Park, Alberta, located 44km (27 mi) south of Jasper townsite. A daily Jasper shuttle bus service is available from several of the town’s hotels to Maligne Lake. The length of Maligne Lake is approximately 22.5 km (14 mi) long with its deepest depth at 97 m (318 ft), though it averages 35 m (115 ft) in depth. The surface elevation is 1,670 m (5,479 ft).
[2-Spirit Island - click to enlarge}
Boat trips of 90-minute duration run to Spirit Island, a popular sight in the park well hidden at the southern end of the fjord-styled lake and surrounded by miles of wilderness. Passengers are allowed to get off the boat for a short walk to the viewpoint Lodge where delicious cuisine is available. The encircling mountains are known as “the Hall of the Gods.”
Maligne Lake is the second largest glacial fed lake in the world. The lake was discovered by Mary Schaffer, a female explorer of the region.
Photo Credits: -Leto A CC=nc-sa-flickr, -n willisley CC=sa-flickr.