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Address: Moraine Lake Rd. off Great Divide Hwy., Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-522-3733
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Activities: Hiking, Getting married
Description: This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its...
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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Beautiful and quiet, but don't hire a canoe on a windy day. Impossible to control. Hubby only out for 15 mins and had to come in. No refund of any of $50 dollars paid.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and quiet, but don't hire a canoe on a windy day. Impossible to control. Hubby only out for 15 mins and had to come in. No refund of any of $50 dollars paid.

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Cornwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Its a 10 minute drive from Lake Louise to reach Moraine Lake and the question that strikes you is whether this lake is more attractive. Moraine Lake is blessed with the same beautiful Jade colour as Lake Louise and is also picturesquely framed by dominating mountains. Which is the best will always be a matter of opinion! Moraine Lake has... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is a must see beautiful lake, easy to walk around. Get there early, the parking lot fills up by noon in the summer

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This lake was recommeded to us by our air hostess and I am really glad she told us about it. This lake is far more superiour than Lake Louise. It is surrounded by snow capped mountains and the water is green. This was one of my favourite places during our stay in the Rockies. I cannot recommend this enough

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Nanaimo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful spot! We spent two weeks hiking, camping, and canoeing in Yoho, Jasper and Banff and have to say this was our favourite spot. We hiked to Eiffle Lake one day and paddled on Moraine Lake another morning. So beautiful, so lovely. If you want to get away from the crowds and have some awesome views of Moraine... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This lake must be seen from up above. Be sure to hike to the top and be ready for a photo opportunity. The hike up is well worth the view. I guarantee it is the prettiest lake you will ever see. The only other I can compare it to is Crate Lake in Oregon. Don't miss it!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I've heard lots of people say Moraine Lake is prettier than Lake Louise. I think they both have their charms. Moraine Lake had a more blue/greenish hue while Lake Louise had the color of a Jade(At least on the days I've visited). Saw a deer crossing the stream on the other side of the lake too. Very beautiful.

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kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Another awesome lake apart from Lake Louise is Lake Moraine. The breathtaking beauty of this lake will take you to heaven.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We have been to Lake Louise but this was our first time to Moraine Lake. We arrived around noon and it was quite busy, took 10 mins to find parking. We first did the wall around Moraine Lakeshore, took lots of photos - an hr round trip. There is a deli on site, but not many options. We also walked... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful lake in the Canadian Rockies. The mountains are close and the water is the most beautiful blue. Go to the top of the stairs and check out the amazing view!

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Address: Moraine Lake Rd. off Great Divide Hwy., Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-522-3733
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise

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