Maligne Lake is the largest lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is famed for the colour of its water, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible from the lake and Spirit Island, one of the most photographed locations in the world.
The lake is located 44 km (27 mi) south of Jasper town. Maligne Lake is approximately 22.5 km (14.0 mi) long and is 97 m (318 ft) at its deepest point, in the south end of the lake.
Also known as Chaba Imne (Beaver Lake), Maligne , takes its name from the French word for malignant or wicked.
The name was used to describe the turbulent river that flows from the lake (in the spring).
It is also possible that early French traders applied the name to the river for its treacherous confluence with the Athabasca River.
The Maligne River flows from Maligne Lake and onto Maligne Canyon