This is an expensive hotel but worth every penny. The stay includes a delicious buffet style breakfast, afternoon tea and free guided hikes and canoe hire, you can also borrow bear spray if heading out on your own.
Although Moraine Lake is exceptionally busy during the day as a guest in the lodge we had the advantage of being able to get away from the crowds. It was also a treat to be staying behind when the crowds left and to be there before they arrived, it is in our opinion a prettier lake than Lake Louise so crowds are just part of it.We stayed in one of the lodges away from the main lodge the rooms are absolutely gorgeous and as it cools down in the evenings the log fire, comfy bed and cosy duvets made for a good nights sleep.
Our lodge had a great view of the lake but some of the others have the view obscured by trees so if a view is important to you be sure to mention when making your reservation.
The guided hike we took to Larch valley was great and our guide Devan kept a pace that suited everyone and was full of knowledge of the area.We quickly left crowds behind and got views you don't get without a walk. Our second hike to Consolation lakes was cut short due to a large rockfall but was still spectacular.
The onsite restaurant serves evening meals of exceptional quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Moraine Lake is the iconic lake pictured on the old Canadian twenty dollar bill. Many visit Moraine Lake, the lucky ones stay at the only accommodation on the lake, Moraine Lake Lodge. Located in Banff National Park, 15 minutes away from Lake Louise, Moraine Lake is known as the Jewel of the Rockies. Steps from their rooms, guests staying at the lodge are treated to the stunning beauty and pristine splendor of the iridescent turquoise-coloured lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Each guest receives a complimentary package that includes guided hiking, naturalist presentations and canoeing on Moraine Lake. Moraine Lake Lodge is also renowned for its cuisine, with signature dishes such as buffalo carpacchio with roasted pine nuts and deer tenderloin with juniper berries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moraine Lake Hotel Lake Louise