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HI Maligne Canyon, Wilderness Hostel

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HI Maligne Canyon

HI Maligne Canyon, Wilderness Hostel

Maligne Lake Road
Jasper National Park, Alberta
T0E 1E0

Alongside Maligne River and just above the depths of Maligne Canyon, this four-season wilderness hostel is a primo spot for wildlife spotting, stargazing and outdoor adventures. Walk the trails along the edge of the canyon in the summer, and come winter, drop down onto the frozen canyon floor to walk among the ice walls.

  • Explore Maligne Canyon across the road
  • Hike one of Jasper's most scenic hikes
  • Live off-the-grid: no electricity, no running water
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Useful Info

Open: May to September (open daily)
           October to April (closed Wednesdays)           
           Check seasonal schedule
Check-in: 17:00 - 22:00
Check-out: 08:00


  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Kitchen
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
All Amenities & Facilities

A glimpse of the hostel

HI Maligne Canyon
HI Maligne Canyon
Shared Room
Ice Climbing
Ice Climbing

Beds & Rooms

Shared Rooms

6-Bed Room

Our cabins fit six hostellers in bunks. Even in the rustic backcountry, you'll stay cozy in this heated cabin with electrical outlet to keep your chargeables charged.

  • Linens
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Group Bookings

HI Maligne Canyon is perfect for groups of up to 24 who want a sense of adventure with easy access to Jasper. This is a basic facility located across the street from the famous Maligne Canyon and ten minutes from the town of Jasper. There is propane lighting and stoves, potable water for cooking, a gentle stream, hiking nearby and plenty of peace and quiet.

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Now that we've explored the area more, I can also say that the hostel is well situated for amazing snowshoeing and winter hiking. I'd go back any day just to snowshoe at nearby Medicine Lake.

Tanya Koob, Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

The location of this hostel is fantastic - Maligne Canyon itself is very dramatic and only five minutes walk from the hostel, and there are a lot of great woodland and lakeside trails in the area between the hostel the township of Jasper.


We had such a wonderful experience with this lodge. We saw amazing wildlife eg. bears, marmots, pikas, squirrels, deer, and elk. The lodge was simple in its amenities but was clean and well kept. Staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.

Mary-Peace L

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HI Maligne Canyon, Wilderness Hostel

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