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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 #3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Really nice hotel in a fabulous location. Free canoe hire if you stay at the hotel. Very clise to some amazing trail heads

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Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The color of the lake is really what it looks like in the photos!! Parking is very challenging... Make it a day trip and go at 8-9am and leave at 4pm. People park miles down the road and have to walk an hour to the lake. Make sure to hike up to the rock mountain on the left (very easy,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Parking sucks, with usually long lines to get to the parking area. We had motorcycles, so the parking attendant bypassed us to the front of the parking area to park....nice job there... There's a place to get coffee, and beer and food fare, and sit back and wonder about the immensity of the mountains that dip into the lake. Lake... More

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Hampshire
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17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Or, 2 traffic jams for the price of 1, if you time it wrong. Unfortunately there is no way to avoid driving to Lake Moraine and the queues of cars (both driving and precariously parked on the edge) equal that of Moraine's more famous cousin. In hindsight, it would be better to go either early or late and avoid the... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The color of this lake is a stunning blue. A 10 minute walk from the car park offers a higher level view looking down onto the lake.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Fab walks around the lake and a cafe, views of mountains and other walk trails available. Canoes available

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

No matter if you enjoy being outdoor or not once you step foot inside Banff National Park, the crisp fresh air, beautiful scenery will make you enjoy its natural beauty. It was unfortunate that I was on a time restraint due to a tight work schedule, but I made my trip worth while. For those adventurous ones, there are trails... More

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Revelstoke, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Midday is a traffic zoo! Good hiking in the area, both short and long. Scenery is awesome. Don't miss it.

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful lake. If you are near Lake Louise, you need to stop here. The two trails make it easy to see the beauty of this lake. The trail which leads to the top is worth the climb. Unbelievable beauty! The trail down near the lake is peaceful and pretty as well. There are more hikes in the area... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I just came back from my trip to Canada and I had gone hiking at Moraine Lake. I had first stopped at Lake Louise which was beautiful as well, but I think I loved Moraine Lake more. It is absolutely breathtaking and makes you feel so insignificant compared to it. Since we went during summer time it was very crowded... More

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