HI Maligne Canyon
HI Maligne Canyon Wilderness Hostel
Jasper National Park, Alberta
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
- Comfort off-the-grid living: electricity available, no running water, no showers
The hostel is closed during the day between 10:00 and 17:00.
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Help lighten our laundry load! Feel free to bring your own towel.
- Winter access
- Free parking
- Bike storage
- Tourist Info
- Linens provided
A glimpse of the hostel
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.
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.
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.
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