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Jasper Spirit Island by Boat

Fully narrated boat cruise to Spirit Island Maligne Lake, the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park.

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Maligne Boat Cruise

Visit Spirit Island, accessible only by boat, and admire views of imposing granite peaks, vibrant blue water, and ancient forests.

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Jasper Spirit Island Boat Cruise

Keep your camera close while scanning for eagles, bears, goats, and deer that call this area home.

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Fishing near Spirit Island

Fishing near Spirit Island on Maligne Lake can be a rewarding experience for anglers.

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Fishing near Spirit Island

Fishing near Spirit Island on Maligne Lake can be a rewarding experience for anglers.

Spirit Island Fishing Regulations

Before you go fishing, it's important to familiarize yourself with the fishing regulations set by Jasper National Park and the province of Alberta. These regulations include details on fishing seasons, catch limits, and specific rules for different fish species. It's essential to obtain the appropriate fishing license and follow the regulations to ensure the sustainability of the fish population and the preservation of the park's ecosystem.

Fish Species near Spirit Island

Maligne Lake is home to various fish species, including lake trout (also known as Mackinaw), brook trout, and rainbow trout. Lake trout fishing is particularly popular in the deeper parts of the lake. These fish can grow to impressive sizes, providing exciting opportunities for anglers. Brook trout and rainbow trout can also be found in the lake and its tributaries.

Spirit Island Access Points

There are several access points around Maligne Lake where you can fish. The Maligne Lake Day Use Area, where the boathouse is located, offers a convenient starting point. Additionally, you may find suitable fishing spots along the shoreline or near inflowing streams and rivers. It's important to respect designated fishing areas and be mindful of any fishing restrictions in place.

Fishing Techniques

The fishing techniques used on Maligne Lake typically involve trolling or casting from a boat. Lake trout, in particular, tend to reside in deeper waters, so downriggers or lead core lines can be useful for targeting them. Fly fishing is also a popular method, especially for brook trout and rainbow trout in the tributaries.

Guided Spirit Island Fishing Tours

If you're new to fishing or prefer expert guidance, there are guided fishing tours available in the Jasper area. These tours provide experienced guides who can take you to prime fishing locations, provide equipment and instruction, and enhance your fishing experience with their knowledge of the local waters.

Please practice responsible fishing practices in Jasper National Park, including catch-and-release whenever possible, to preserve the fish populations and maintain the natural balance of the ecosystem.

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