By Peter Myrlak

Maligne Lake

State/Province/Region
AB
Country
CA
Nearest Area
Hy 16
Town
Jasper
Brief Directions

40 km from Jasper on Maligne Lake Road

Notes

Maligne Lake, along with pristine natural beauty Spirit Island, is not only the oldest attraction in Jasper Park but also the largest lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The lake was credited with discovery by Mary Schaffer[2], a female explorer of the region and local icon, after Samson Beaver, a local native, sketched a rough map for her. The first European to actually see the lake was Henry McLeod in 1875 on a CPR expedition. The largest rainbow trout in Alberta was caught in this lake (20 lbs, 4 oz.) by means of sportfishing

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March 16, 2009
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