Great minds think alike.
Back in August, 2006 I wrote “Maligne Lake – World’s best 90 minute boat ride?” here on Jasper Journal.
Just recently, Reader’s Digest named the Spirit Island cruise as Canada’s Best Boat Cruise in the 2nd Annual “30 Best of Canada”, calling Maligne Lake “Alberta’s turquoise jewel”.
“It is indeed an accolade to be recognized along with special places like the Cabot Trail and Whistler-Blackcomb” said Maligne Lake’s manager, Pat Crowley. “More-over when one considers the steep competition from high caliber boat tours in gorgeous places in Canada like Desolation Sound, Gros Morne, Nunavut and the Yukon – just to name a few – this is a very real mark of distinction”.
The verdict is that if you are going to Jasper National Park, you have to visit Maligne Lake and take the tour.