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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
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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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Rochester, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Lake Louise has nothing on Moraine Lake. Make sure you take the path on the left of the parking lot. It takes you up to a great view of the lake. The color of the water from up there is nothing short of awesome. We went on a cloudy day, so the color of the lake from lake level was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Was there September 11, the day after 4-6 inches of late summer snow. I have been in all 50 states, and, several countries around the world, but, I have never been in a place of such beauty. Breathtaking, unbelievable, stunning are the only words to describe the snow all over the mountains and ground, surrounding the aqua water of the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful lakes we've seen in the Banff, Canada area was Lake Moraine! We enjoyed a week in Banff for our Aug. 2nd honeymoon. On day 5, we attempted a visit to Lake Moraine. It was the stormiest day of the week; cold foggy and rainy. We headed out and really ended up with some great fog... More

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Swindon England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The lake was surrounded on most sides by mountains with several glaciers at the top and the lake itself had the deep turquoise blue of glacier melt water. A foot path on one side enabled visitors to take a 4 km walk to observe the different scenes from around the lake.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous place! The walk around the lake is flat (accessible I'm sure for a while anyway) and you can hike up from it too. There was a warning sign that hikers had to be in groups of at least four so I didn't go up but it looked great. Lodge has a grill and bar. Lodge has canoe rentals too.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Good walks, great views, breathtaking scenery. If not staying in the hotel then they still have a small cafe and gift shop, with resident squirrel.

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Queensbury, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The lake itself is azure blue and gorgeous in itself but the ride to the lake is filled with many wonderful camera shots. Wildlife abounds and, depending on the time of year and, weather don't be surprised if you see a bear, moose or, sheep. There is a beautiful lodge at the lake and, if the food is anything like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I cannot fathom how so much beauty can be concentrated in such a small place. There are the peaks all around, the stunning lake in the valley, the rock pile that gives you the view you can only dream of, the trails that fit your mood - easy, moderate or difficult. And the option of canoeing or kayaking the lake!... More

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Watlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This was one of the many lakes we stopped at. It was a great lake with beautiful background. The water was such a fantastic color

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The lake itself is beautiful. Lots of good hiking. The parking is a joke, they should make it shuttle access only

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