Jasper in the winter is a magical place covered in snow and ice. Few tourists are visiting and the bears are hibernating. And the winter outdoor enthusiasts are engaged in Jasper adventures.
The Maligne Canyon Ice Walk is one such winter adventure. Offered by the Jasper Adventure Centre, the ice walk is a 3 hour, 4 kilometer hike through the Maligne Canyon. The frozen top layers of the Maligne River provide part of the path for this truly “off the beaten path” winter Jasper hike. You’ll be walking inside the canyon on an ice path, an ice path waiting to transform back into the raging Maligne River come spring. You’ll see amazing frozen waterfalls from the bottom of the canyon.
This video produced by Travel Alberta features an interview with Murray Morgan, the owner of Jasper Adventure Centre, and one of the Maligne Canyon Ice Walk guides. A really great video, the video provides a lot of details of the Malign Canyon during winter.
The Jasper Adventure Centre website for more information on the Maligne Canyon Ice Walk.
Want to know what Jasper Adventure Centre guides do for fun in the cold winter months of Jasper National Park? They explore the Maligne Canyon even more, rappelling off the cliffs and into the ice filled canyons, walking amongst the Maligne River’s frozen ice waterfalls. Read a story about it here on their blog.
If Jasper in winter is not your things, take a look at the Maligne Canyon in summer with these Maligne Canyon pictures. A big difference!