Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, T0E 1E0 1.844.762.6713
Jasper’s deepest canyon

Six Bridges. Endless Exploration.

Maligne Canyon is the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park, plunging more than 50 metres at certain points. Hikers of all abilities can explore this incredible natural landmark by crossing six bridges built across various points of the canyon.

A Gentle Hike

For those looking for a gentle hike, head over the First and Second bridges. The Second Bridge is the highest point of the canyon, standing more than 50 metres above the canyon floor.

Going Further

Venturing further will take you to the Third Bridge, which is the best location to see a spectacular frozen waterfall in winter and makes for the perfect photo opportunity.

A Longer Trek

Those looking for an extended hike should continue all the way to the Sixth Bridge for endless exploration and more spectacular sights.

Top 5 Summer Hiking Experiences

Take a short hike down the canyon from the Wilderness Kitchen to observe the natural rock formations and large dry potholes.
Observe the mosses and lichens on the canyon walls and birds all around. Try to spot an American dipper as it swoops down to feed on underwater insects. Check for black swift and raven nests on the canyon walls.
Watch as the river becomes wider and gains in water volume by the time you reach the Sixth Bridge, near the junction of the Maligne and Athabasca rivers.
Marvel at the deep canyon, the waterfalls and the power of the churning, swirling river that created it from the First and Second bridges. Watch the water that disappeared at the Medicine Lake flowing into the Maligne Canyon through the underground cave system from the Fourth Bridge.
Walk along the rim of the canyon to the subsequent bridges. With a number of interpretive displays along the way, there are learning opportunities galore!
 
Café & Taste for Adventure

Bring your appetite

Delicious food meets a breathtaking setting at Maligne Canyon. The Wilderness Kitchen serves up hearty meals, savoury treats and warming drinks. Take it to go, or stay—this is the place to sit back, relax and share your tales of adventure.

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The best of Jasper

Take a guided tour.

Leave the driving to us so you can do the exploring. Join the Explore Jasper tour with Brewster Sightseeing and visit Maligne Canyon and many of Jasper’s other iconic sites.

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Stories from Maligne Canyon

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