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Moraine Lake

Address: Moraine Lake Rd. off Great Divide Hwy., Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Lake Louise
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Getting married
Owner description: This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Getting married
Owner description: This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its appearance on the back of the Canadian dollar bill.
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Beijing, China
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

It is must when visiting Banff. The sunset is just Gorgous! We were lucky to meet a very nice ranger from Banff Tourist Bureau, who told us lots of info. on wild animals and national parks. Very interesting!

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Another "must see" when in the area. Not only a beautiful lake and setting among the Canadian Rockies, but a crystal-clear lake with a unique and startling color (glacially caused).

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I strongly recommend to visit this lake to everyone who´s intention is to visit Banff national park. Lake Louise is overestimated. Moraine Lake is so beautiful, surrounded by Valley of 10 Peaks. It is also not so crowded as Lake Louise, so you can definitelly find peace there.

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Took my breath away!! the day was beautiful. This is a must do when visiting the Rockies. Lovely walking trails.

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Nashville, TN
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lake Moraine is a very nice fresh morning view. It's best to get there early in the morning, the parking lot will fill up quickly. This a great way to start the morning, a bit breezy but nice.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Moraine Lake was featured on the $20 bill. It is one of the prettiest spots in that area. Great hiking. Larch Valley is superb, especially in September when the larch trees turn gold. It is the only conifer to lose its leaves in the winter. You'll see these trees above 6000'. Parks Canada requires that you do the Larch Valley... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A short 18-20mins drive along Moraine Lake Road from Lake Louise Town. We went early in the morning and the wind is so strong and cold, but it never stop us from climbing to the viewpoint to see the legendary Moraine Lake and Valley of the Ten Peaks. Indeed the scenery blows us away when we are on top! The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Moraine lake is a must see in the Banff/Lake Louise area. However, make it your first stop in the morning. The parking lot is small and in peak periods will fill up quickly. Plus park staff has been known to close the road if there are too many people there. That being said if you get there early. You won't... More 

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Falling Rock, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a blue that will make you feel happy not sad. The air is fresh and it is a perfect setting to take the most lovely photos. We could not stop taking pictures.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The way to Moraine Lake is not as short and convenient as that to Lake Louise. That’s why it is not as overcrowded as that one. And the view is great. I like that lake in front of a chain of mountains.

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