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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 #4 of 13 attractions in Lake Louise
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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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We hired a canoe for 2 hours and paddled to the end of the lake.It cost us 100 CAD which is pretty pricey. However it was definitely worth it considering the view, the freedom away from the tourists and tranquility. Great experience, I'd go back there in a heartbeat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Nature at it's best! This is so beautiful it looks fake. Best advise, arrive early. Breathtaking the whole trip. I thought this was more beautiful than lake Louise.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just stunning. I spent 3 weeks driving across Alberta and British Columbia and Moraine Lake was the most beautiful place I had visit. I had great sunny weather. Water colour was amazing. Great hike around the lake. You can rent a canoe for 50$ per hour. huge mountain with snowy peaks all around. I will visit this place again next... More

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Monterey Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went during peak time. We were told that it was a must see. It was! Traffic was pretty bad, made worse by the fact that a grizzly was spotted not too far from the road. I just would like to say that people need to respect wild animals. When we are not at a zoo, we are invading their... More

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Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just when it seems that nothing could be prettier than Lake Louise along comes Moraine lake. It's hard to believe water can really be that color. The hike around the lake is absolutely gorgeous. Suitable for all abilities including young children. If you want to know what cold water feels like sit on the dock and stick your feet in... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I strongly recommend to do some hiking and get up to the rockpile to get a majestic view. It took us 20 minutes to hike but it was worth it. Stunning blue water, with rockies as backdrop, it was breathtaking. I sat forever on the bench and just could not believe I'm looking at a real beautiful lake, not just... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

To get the best view go left from the car park up some stone steps. it is breathtaking and if you are on a tight schedule don't miss this view.On our organised tour with keywesttravelandtours.com they gave us ample time to take in these wonderful sites and on the road from Jasper to Banff we saw 6 Bears, 3 Big... More

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Eastern Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We LOVED this lake!! I found it nicer than Lake Louise (mostly because it's not over crowded by tourists like Lake Louise). We went canoeing (didn't have to wait) for 1 hour, which was amazing with the reflection of the mountains on the calm lake. Also walked around the lake and enjoyed a nice relaxing afternoon there! A must see!!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Very peaceful and less crowded than Lake Louise, but less than I expected. Mountains surrounding the lake are beautiful.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

On a well indicated trail head, you can leave the crowds of the magnificent Moraine lake behind and begin a hike that will take you up the valley of 10 peaks where you can hear avalanches breaking away on the far side of the valley on the darker north facing slopes! You need a reasonable level of fitness but not... More

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