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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
96%
Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Lake Louise
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Getting married
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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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Falling Rock, West Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The turquois blue lake is brilliant. Hike the Sentinel Hike and keep the lake in view for the first portion/switchbacks.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Moraine Lake after hiking all day at Lake Louise in the rain but it was worth stopping. It was beautiful but we had our fill of hiking that day so did not venture too far while there. It is a spot that we would go back to on our next visit and spend more time there.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I totally agree with 'Denise E'. Lake Louise may be the more famous, and it is a nice place, However Moraine Lake is more beautiful to see and walk around, and is definitely worth the drive. We are going back to Alberta Sept 15, and will deffo be going back here. Hoping to time it for when the larches are... More

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

During the first week the road was open to lake Moraine, (the third week in May) the snow was still deep on the ground, yet the sun shone brightly each day. Thus late spring in Banff National Park is a stunning place with view that change daily as the snow melts and the ice recedes from the lake. Having living... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was a real surprise and we arrived late in the afternoon. It is so beautiful there and we had a short time to visit. The colors in the lake are hard to describe and the mountains around it are beautiful. This is a very popular place as the parking lot was full and people were all over the rocks... More

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My friend had her wedding just there because she loved the place. There is some problem for me to climbed up there in my little party dress, but the view worth it! My friend husband also made some decorations for the ceremony, so beautiful and romantic. This is one of the place I missed about Alberta. (I actually visited in... More

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Brighton UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went early in the morning, it was freezing and the scenery was absolutely magnificent. There were very few visitors and we loved it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lake Louise may be better known and it certainly attracts more tourists which is what spoils it. Moraine Lake is much more beautiful and not so overrun with tourists, especially if you actually stay at the lodge and get the place to yourself once the day trippers leave for the day. The colour of the water is an almost unbelievable... More

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