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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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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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What a place for hiking!

So many excellent, if challenging hikes. Valley of the Ten Peaks is unsurpassed, except by the side trip to Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
David D
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Edmonton

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Edmonton
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So many excellent, if challenging hikes. Valley of the Ten Peaks is unsurpassed, except by the side trip to Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass.

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Banff National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This lake is just beautiful. In Spring or in fall when all the colours are out. Make sure to go to the top of the rock pile for the best view. It can be a short trip of looking around but there are hikes that you can do as well. Just make sure to check about any bear warnings/restrictions.

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1 Thank 1bracken_13
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful lake in Banff national park. Best time to reach there would be for sunrise or later in the evening to avoid crowd but more importantly to get parking. Parking is hard to find as its relatively smaller parking lot.

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Thank PlanefanTA
Calgary
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

you will be in wow wonderland. It is absolutely beautiful. take the walk along the lake enjoy nature at it's best and breathe. Realize how small we actually are.

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Thank Wanderer987654321
UK
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to say except, what a beautiful place. The views looking across the lake are truly magnificent. It is a short walk from the car parking area to the viewing place. We saw and heard a small Pika on the rocks beside us, cute wee animal.

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Thank NorthernHeatseeker
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I too much more prefer Moraine lake to Lake Louise. Unfortunately the last 3 times we were in Lake Louise the roads to Moraine lake were still not open and this is ranging up to mid-May last year. Beautiful and stunning view though, well worth the drive from Banff or Jasper every time.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early or late in the day to avoid the crowds. Rent a canoe (expect to pay extortionate prices) and paddle through the blue water. There is a paved walkway to the top of the rock pile which gives you great views over the lake.

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1 Thank DizzyBlondeSydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite place in the world. Such beauty in these mountains. Definitely a place you could sit and stare for hours. Always recommend a visit.

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Thank Emm C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is even better than Lake Louise and a must see, although the parking is a challenge. Wonderful photo opportunities and a real energising place to experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most stunning mountain scenes you can get IMHO. A short drive from the resorts on a windy dirt road up the mountain opens up to a large parking lot and hidden hotel and canoe dock. The view is spectacular and literally takes my breath away each time. The road is only open during a few... More 

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