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Moraine Lake

Address: Moraine Lake Rd. off Great Divide Hwy., Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Lake Louise
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Getting married
Owner description: This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Getting married
Owner description: 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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lynn haven, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is the iconic picture taking place! Sooo--to take a perfect picture, be there when the sky is the most clear--any picture will be great, but perfection is a blue sky! You might even plan your visit around this if you are into photography. There is a viewpoint up a few stairs to the left, and then if you go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

God's hand at work with his finest art! Truly a marvel of beauty. Have been several times since I was a child and it never ceases to amaze me. In the winter the snow and ice are spectacular, and in the spring thru fall renting a canoe or bring your own is a lot of fun. Try to spend several... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited Moraine Lake on a cold and clear September morning and it was just about the most beautiful place I have ever seen! The walk up to the viewing place is a little steep and those who are less mobile will need to take their time, but it is not an overly demanding climb, and there are easily manageable... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The serenity of the lake was captivating. Once there, we did not want to leave. Went in May, so still a lot of ice, so didn't stay long lol. Would have loved to see it in summer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Rent a canoe and paddle around. Easy and difficult hikes that start from the lake and have wonderful views.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Every hike is special. There are no bad trails or views. Listen also for the glaciers breaking off. Like a canon firing.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is in easy reach of Lake Louise during the open season. This is alovely area to walk if you have time. Otherwise just come to look at the lake and enjoy the scenery. You can also eat and shop here if you are not feeling so active.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have travelled extensively & I love to see Lakes & Waterfalls this Lake View ringed by mountains is by far & away one of the most stunning I have looked at. My Wife was moved to tears it is a spiritual experience you feel humbled by nature at this spot ringed as this gorgeous lake is by part of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

By far the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life to date. The colour of the water and the mountains are just incredible. On the other side of the rock pile you can stare at the vast forest. There are many hiking trails in the area (unfortunately I did not have time to try them), but there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Moraine Lake is beautiful! You can climb a rock to look at the lake at a higher point. The lake is so blue.

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