World-famous Spirit Island, on Maligne Lake is the heart and soul of Jasper National Park. Spirit Island is a tiny little island that held a spiritual place for the first Nations people. It's one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies which is used for so many photos and postcards. Maligne Lake is surrounded by a circle of rocky peaks.
It is the largest glacially formed and fed lake in the Canadian Rockies and those remnants of the last Ice Age still cling to the cliffs, rest in the cirques and cap off the pinnacles of Maligne Lakes' fabulous ring of 3,360 meter mountains. It is the melt waters of those glaciers that give the lake its' lovely, tranquil-blue colour and that backdrop of lofty peaks which holds back the busy world and provides a calming wilderness experience.