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“Second-to-none view from Morain 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
403-522-3733
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Lake Louise
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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.
Uiwang, South Korea
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“Second-to-none view from Morain Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

What a view to a kill from Morain Lake it was. If you are considering to visit Lake Louise, don't forget to visit Morain Lake comparing those lakes.

Visited July 2012
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“One of the most beautiful lakes in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Moraine Lake must be one of the most beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies. It is located in Banff National Park near Lake Louise at the end of the Moraine Lake Road. When visiting don't forget to walk up the rockpile for the best view of this beautiful lake. You can also walk along a path that follows the shoreline of the lake and you can rent a canoe here as well.

The colour is usually a beautiful turquois, but it depends a bit on the time of day and the light. ou might wonder how these lakes have such a colours. Well, here's a short explanation for that: These lakes are can thank their brilliant blue-green colour to the light filtering effect of rock flour (a powdery substance that the glaciers grind off the mountain rocks) in the glacial runoff (meltwater). The rock flour that is suspended in the water filters out much of the light spectrum except for blues and greens leaving this remarkable turquoise blue color.

The rock flour might also leave that milky look to the water. That's why each lake looks different and each lake might look different on the same day. For example, on a calm morning or evening, the lake might look like a mirror and the colours is barely visible. But on other times of the day the lake is blue. It all depends on the weather conditions and how much rock flour is present in the water.

Visited July 2012
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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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“Beautiful blue lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This lake is really beautiful, melted snow feeds the lake and its color is a lovely blue. You can walk around the lake, its lovely

Visited February 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Lovely lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I drove here from Banff even though I was visiting lake Louise at a latter time on my journey. I had checked the weather report that didn't look promising. It's best to go early in the day because sun behind you and it gets very crowded.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful lake - quite awesom”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Loved the situation of it - it seemed miles from nowhere but very beautiful. The lake itself appeared dark and mysterious and there are gorgeous walks to take around the lake. You must either have your own vehicle or take a trip that includes Moraine Lake.

Visited June 2012
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