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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We rented a car to go to Yoho National Park and tacked this on at the end. By then, it was just 30" before sunset. We did not get any sun on the lake itself and therefore the view was not as spectacular as it could have been. I did not climb the rock pile, as I thought you needed... More

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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Another well photographed spot its got log cabins you can stay in has nice walking and hiking paths , just a super spot

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The is a small hiking at the Moraine Lake to climb on the mountain along the lake. The close up of the Moraine is very nice.

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Milan, Italy
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Really crowded, a lot of people driving there and no parking. Staff closes the road access. We just drove there and watch the lake. Really spectacular.

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Independence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Appropriately named, Moraine Lake has an exquisite turquoise color. It is near Lake Louise, but it has fewer people with awesome views of the glaciers in the valleys above the lake. This was my favorite place in Banff National Park, although I absolutely LOVED all of the Canadian Rockies.

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Leusden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

After Lake Louise it's just a little drive up to Moraine Lake. Because my daughter missed it in 2009 we returned this year in the beginning of August. We came early (9 am) to avoid a crowd. We all were impressed all over again, especially my daughter of course. Breathtaking! Don't forget your Parc Pass because they check it when... More

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Our family thinks so . Definitely worth the detour off the road to Lake Louise . Make sure you take the trail to the left at the parking lot . You wander around a rockpile until you get to a fabulous overlook of the lake . A friend recently visited and only walked to the lake edge near the lodge... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Just a short 10 K plus drive off the road leading up to Lake Louise is the turn off for Lake Moraine. If you're Canadian the view will look familiar. It's the lake featured on the back of the old $20 bill. It's a beautiful spot and there's even a small Inn with cabins. No idea if they are nice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Whilst not having the reputation of Lake Louise, this quick 10km deviation is worth the time. A stunning, short drive with easy walking access to the lake. Parking can be an issue in peak times.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We found that Lake Louise was too crowded by tourists. However, few visitors take the short ride to the next, similarly beautiful Lake Moraine. That makes the experience at that lake much richer.

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