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Maligne Lake is yours to discover

Venture beyond the shoreline aboard an interpretive Maligne Lake Cruise to the world-famous Spirit Island. Along the way, you’ll learn about the geology, wildlife and history of this spectacular alpine destination from our experienced guides while riding comfortably in our glass-enclosed, heated boats.

Maligne Lake has inspired wonder and legend for thousands of years, with the iconic Spirit Island holding deep significance for the Indigenous Stoney Nation. As walking on the island is prohibited, the small enclave of evergreens remains pristine and prime for photography.

Our cruises, along with kayak, canoe and rowboat rentals, allow visitors to connect to this special place in their own way. Join us and experience the magic of Maligne Lake for yourself.

Cruise Options

Classic Cruise: 1.5 hours

Sail 14 kilometres atop Maligne Lake, past towering peaks and glaciers, to the peaceful and remarkable Spirit Island. Sit back, relax and enjoy our onboard tour guides’ vibrant stories, including the history of the lake and its earliest explorers, along with the geology, glaciology and flora and fauna of the area. 

Upon arrival at Spirit Island, the boat docks and guests are able to disembark to enjoy a short nature trail leading to a viewing platform overlooking one of the most stunning scenes.


  • Guided cruise to Spirit Island
  • 15 minutes of free time near Spirit Island
  • Return cruise

Premium Cruise: 2 hours

Enjoy all the same inclusions of our Classic Cruise with additional time near Spirit Island. Our Premium Cruise also offers more time to soak in Maligne’s beautiful scenery, more chances to spot wildlife and exclusive special features not offered on any other tour.


  • Guided cruise to Spirit Island
  • A stop to soak in the views at Pincushion Bay
  • 30 minutes of free time near Spirit Island
  • Return cruise
Maligne Lake Boat Rentals

Maligne Lake Boat Rentals

Explore the remote backcountry shorelines by kayak, canoe or pedal boat, with rentals available by the hour or for the entire day.

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