Spirit Island

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Coordinates: 52°38′35″N 117°29′31″W / 52.64306°N 117.49194°W / 52.64306; -117.49194

Spirit Island

Spirit Island is a tiny tied island in Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park. This landmark is the destination of boat trips across Maligne Lake,[1] a view many people associate with the Canadian Rockies. Spirit Island enjoys worldwide reputation,[1] and is one of the most famous and photographed views of the Canadian Rockies. Maligne Lake boat cruises offer close views of the island.

Winters are extremely harsh here with the lowest recorded temperature of -50 degree Celsius (-58 degree Fahrenheit). Average snowfall is six meters in a winter.

When Kodak introduced color film for consumers, a picture of Spirit Island was chosen to be displayed in their ad at Penn Station, New York.


  1. ^ a b "Scenic Cruises to World-Famous Spirit Island". Maligne Tours Ltd. Retrieved 22 May 2012.