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Address: Moraine Lake Rd. off Great Divide Hwy., Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff

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A classic destination

What can you say about one of the most photographed lakes in the world? It's a beautiful spot with an excellent hotel and restaurant on the shore. There are plenty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

What can you say about one of the most photographed lakes in the world? It's a beautiful spot with an excellent hotel and restaurant on the shore. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, but be aware that the area has quite a lot of grizzly activity and as such it is mandated that you hike in groups of 3... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to visit Moraine Lake afew times during my year living in Canada, and was the most picturesque beautiful lake I have ever seen. The vibrant blue of the water with the enormous mountains in the backdrop its hard to fault the place. I didnt kayak on the lake (very expensive), but spent lots of time just... More 

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Duncan, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We loved our trip to Banff and exploration of Moraine Lake. We did most of our hiking elsewhere, but if you are stopping at Lake Louise you should definitely make the drive down to Moraine Lake as well. The site is just beautiful, but the parking can get a little crowded at peak times. There is a place there to... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We made the mistake of driving through Alberta on a long weekend... bad idea. Parking was insane here. Such a breath taking lake though, definitely a must see with gorgeous turquoise water right in the mountains. Just try to go when it wont be so crowded, or walk away from the crowds and find a serene place without all the... More 

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Frauenfeld, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I loved to see the lake it's one of the most captured on pictures.The water quality is very shiny and beautiful.It's great to wander around with a lot of animals and wonderful skyline.It's not far away from lake louise and nice to see.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What's so beautiful about Moraine Lake is its turquoise colour, especially on a bright, sunny day! The lake is a bit of a drive up from the village, but once you get up there, you can find some amazing picture opportunities! What is even more beautiful is when the larch trees turn golden in the fall....it is spectacular! But get... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This lake is a glacier lake much like Lake Louise but more blue hued and with less tourists (and no big hotel in the way!). You can do a nice easy hike around one half of the lakeside or I suggest you rent a canoe and go around by boat (just don't fall in because its COLD!). If I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A very busy parking lot, but something this beautiful would draw a lot of attention. View from the rock pile is a screen saver that came with my computer. We hiked along the valley of the 10 peaks (groups of 4 were required because of bears and cougars in the area) for even more amazing views. The trail is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A little gem hidden away in the Rockies. Most people don't realize this is what many believe is Lake Louise which is about 50km away. This is the photographers paradise. Head for Lake Louise and take the left turn to Moraine Lake just before you get there.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

we were here in early summer it was a perfect day and the reflection on the lake was just spectacular

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