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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2015: Spirit Island

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One of the highlights of our recent trip to Jasper was a visit to Spirit Island.  Just an hour’s drive from Jasper town, it is situated on Maligne Lake - the largest glacier fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Boat tours are available every hour and are the only way to reach the island.  There is a small trail on the island with some very picturesque views and you get to spend around 15-20 minutes here. I am new to photography and between taking family photographs and soaking in the views there wasn’t much time to get good snaps.  Using the two trees to frame the shot gave a sense of depth to this photograph.



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I know what you mean. Maligne Lake is a beautiful area to see and the tour out to Spirit Island is certainly worth it. One of the most notable things about the lake is the colour of the water itself that is due to being glacier fed. Up there this past June and was treated to a young moose feeding along the water near the boat launch and then two young black bears dining along the cutline just off the main road. Chatted with a family from Washington DC and a young German couple. They were just amazed at the beauty of the scenery. All in our own backyard, so to speak.

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