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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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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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Despite the haze from forest fires, the lake is really spectacular. The water has an amazing blue color. The hike around the lake's edge is very easy and doable for most people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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College Station, Texas

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Despite the haze from forest fires, the lake is really spectacular. The water has an amazing blue color. The hike around the lake's edge is very easy and doable for most people. There are other trails available also but I didn't not go down any of them so can't comment. Parking is tight. Recommend to come early or be patient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Jaw dropping amazing and the drive to the lake is too. Lots of hikes to take part in. Stunning place!

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The view from the Rockpile is outstanding, then the hike along the lake shore is also very beautiful. We got lunch in the deli beside the lake and the food was great. Overall, this was an outstanding experience.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Stunning, breathtaking, beautiful are the only words i can use to describe this place. If you are in Banff area or passing by , then this place is a must.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Simply beautiful with a calm natural blue shade almost like the Emerald Lake although the color is less vivid. A must-see scenic spot especially for photographers or anybody visiting Jasper or Lake Louise and the Rockies. It's so beautiful that its image was selected to print on the $20 Canadian money notes for 1969 and 1979.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We didn't get down to the lake choosing instead a refreshing coffee and a walk along the canyon which rivalled any other in the area. The opportunity for further exploration abound here but are legs were tired after the climb at Whistler. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Once you arrive here and exit you vehicle, the fresh air and scenery start to soak in. Once you make the short walk to the lake, the colors are unbelievable! We were extremely lucky in the sense that on our second visit (in two days) the view was even more spectacular as it had just snowed, leaving the surrounding mountains... More 

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Jasper, GA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

There is a heavy layer of smoke from the fires in Washington state, USA. I would advise you not to come to this area until the smoke clears. Visibility is very poor and you cannot see the mountains. Highly discourage traveling here currently. I am here and considered terminating my vacation due to the conditions.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best in the park. More serene and gorgeous than others, covered by high peaks all around. Beautiful water color and views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived early as others have suggested - 7.30 - to avoid the car parking nightmare. At that time there were around 20 vehicles parked. We walked to the Rockpile and there was only 3 other people there. The lake was like glass and scenery is unbelievably beautiful. Peaceful at that time - apart from the small animal noises and... More 

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