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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Rd. off Great Divide Hwy., Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Lake Louise
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Hiking, Getting married
Traveler Description: Getting to Moraine Lake There are a number of ways to get to Moraine Lake but if you don't have a car you will need to take a tour company or, better... more »
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This place is gorgeous .... What else can I say! .... A quick 10 minute drive from Lake Louise, this place is to not to be missed if you're in the area. In the summer time, the lake is a deep blue in colour and some say even more impressive than the nearby Lake Louse. This is a great place... More

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Banff Park and the surrounding area is filled with lovely lakes, including Lake Louise that Lake Moraine is quite close to. Lake Moraine is the most beautiful of them all. Hike to the top of "the rock pile" for the most beautiful of all the views.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There are a number of beautiful lakes within Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. Moraine Lake have always been on the top of my list. There has got to be a reason why this scene was chosen to be printed on the old Canadian twenty dollar bill. You don't need a fancy camera to capture its beauties.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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65 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Seeing Moraine Lake in person was the main reason we planned a trip to Banff National Park. It is hard to believe it could really be that spectacularly blue. But I can now say that yes, yes it can. Our first morning in the area we headed straight to Moraine Lake, in spite of a pretty dicey forecast. It was... More

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Toronto
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We recommend visiting this spot but preferably doing a hike in the area to fully appreciate it. Either come very early or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds that descend on the place.

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this. It was wonderful in the snow, so pretty and the photos I took were awesome. we walked a little way around the lake and then went to the gift shop.

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Capelle aan den IJssel, Nederland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Moraine Lake, photographed many many times. I was here during the summer of 2005 and during the winter of 2009/2010. During the winter, it's frozen of course and you cannot come close the lake, the roads are closed. But during summer, you see the beautiful colour of the lake, the impressive mountains and usually lots of dead trees in the... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A pristine lake with far fewer tourists and almost no tour buses. A small parking lot means that you have to time the visit for either early or later in the day. An easy hike around to the head of the lake. It is recommended that you wear bells because of the wild nature of the hike. You can rent... More

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Narooma, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A short drive from Lake Louise or an easy day trip from Banff, this lake is stunningly beautiful. The pristine emerald green glacial waters with a backdrop of glacier covered mountains, this is a postcard perfect lake. Take the walk to the viewing area above the carpark to get the full experience then relax with a coffee at the café.... More

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Texas
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We drove up to see the lake and it is worth it to drive the extra miles. There is a hike around the lake but the day we were there the weather was cold and snowy so we just looked at the lake. It was crowded, but we found parking. On the weekend they have a shuttle to take you... More

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