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Address: Moraine Lake Rd. off Great Divide Hwy., Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

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What a stunning God creation!

Went last Summer 2014, very close from Lake Louise, amazed with this beautiful lake. Stunning! a God's masterpiece. Definitely will be back again this Summer comes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Hinton, Canada
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Hinton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went last Summer 2014, very close from Lake Louise, amazed with this beautiful lake. Stunning! a God's masterpiece. Definitely will be back again this Summer comes.

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Tasmania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful sight I suppose, if you get to see it... The first day we arrived early and managed to get a carpark. It was freezing and overcast and we didn't get much of the view. So we planned to return a week later on a beautiful sunny day. We decided to visit Lake Louise for sunrise first, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

...if you are lucky enough to see in sunny weather. after 3 cloudy days in august while we were in Banff, our last day was cloudless. And to see this magic place in the morning was just probably the best place I've seen in my life and I've visited 60+ countries. The color of the water is unbelievable. Yes, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must see when visiting the Canadian Rockies. Not far from Lake Louise, this amazing lake can't adequately be described. Make sure you take the walking path to the left of the lake and trek up to the top for a magnificent view. I have never seen a lake with such intense blue colour before. Don't miss this natural wonder.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful area. We were here in July- a big forest fire season- and the smoke obscured the big vistas. The smoke came from fires in BC and Alberta--over 30--so smoke was a big issue. We still enjoyed hiking and the lake. I'd suggest coming in spring or fall so fires aren't as common.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is just one of the gems of the Rockies. We canoed this year and that was one of the top lifetime experiences. It was so peaceful compared to some of the close by lakes and to hear the ice / avalanches disturbing the stillness was just immense.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The lake opens from may to September, the best is September, you can climb the rock pile and see the most beautiful place, rent a canoe ad if you can stay at the Moraine lodge, an eco hotel, at the end of September the gift store is on sale so you can buy any gift with discount.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is my favorite lake in Banff. Better than Lake Louise. You must go see this lake. I suggest you get there at sunrise or sunset to catch the light. Also, check with the hotel for a bear report. And parking is limited on the weekends so plan according. The hike was easy enough so that anyone in decent shape... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Short hike to the top. Beautiful view. Just get there early as the parking lot gets full. Also its better early in the morning as the water is calm and you can take pictures of the mountains having reflections in the water.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Just a serene place. Nice place to walk around and enjoy the lake and the sights. We love to visit this place more than Lake Louise

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