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“moraine lake” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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Owner description: This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its appearance on the back of the Canadian dollar bill.
Banff, Canada
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“moraine lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

most beautiful part of banff national park, my home stomping grounds... ive lived all over the world.. by far, this is the most beautiful place ever

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“Beautiful lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This lake is very nice to see, it's surroundings are breath taking. If you're in the neighborhood you should definitely also go to Lake Louise.

Visited September 2012
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“Moraine Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Moraine Lake and the Canadian Rockies are awesome and they are in our backyard! You could visit on a 3 day weekend, but I would recommend at least a week.

Visited January 2012
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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is our favorite spot on the planet. You must view from the top of the rockpile. Come early and watch the mtn reflection in the lake give way to the aqua color as the sun comes across the lake. This view didn't appear on the back of the Canadian $20 bill by accident. Banff and Jasper are so magnificent I really can't imagine why you would want to go all the way to Europe...

Visited September 2012
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“Natural Beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

There's a reason this is one of the most photographed spots in Canada. A short and relatively easy hike will take you up to what they call the Twenty Dollar View... snap a picture there and you'll see the lake and mountains that were featured on the old Canadian $20 bills. I liked this lake much more than Lake Louise since it's not quite as commercial and crowded, but I still feel that Emerald Lake is the real gem of the area if you're looking for a place to get away from it all.

Visited July 2012
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