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Moraine Lake

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Address: Moraine Lake Rd. off Great Divide Hwy., Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 403-522-3733
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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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We saw a couple of bears. We decided to walk along the lake shore and were having a nice time until a bear came along the path in the opposite direction. We made a hasty retreat... read more

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We saw a couple of bears. We decided to walk along the lake shore and were having a nice time until a bear came along the path in the opposite direction. We made a hasty retreat back to the cafe area...and so did the bear! Later on we saw another bear on the grassy bank next to the car park.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Moraine lake is just spectacular, the blue water is the bluest I have ever seen. When we arrived, I knew I had to get to the top of the rock mound to get the best pics. We traversed the log bridge (saw multiple people fall in) then climbed the rocks to get the top only to find out there is... More 

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Thank Kim G
Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Moraine Lake since getting to Lake Louise was pretty much impossible. It's hard to imagine a traffic jam to go and visit a lake! Moraine Lake is just as beautiful and allot less crowded. There is also a really nice walking trail around part of the lake.

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Milltown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a little better than Lake Louise. The view from the rock mountain is spectacular. Close enough to drive to and the road offers nice views

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Thank Bill C
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lake Moraine was my favourite lake I visited in the Rockies. The view is truly staggering from the rock pile that blocked the valley to create the lake. The colour is amazing and the backdrop of the valley of the ten peaks topped with ice is fantastic. We visited as a group, the car park looked at nightmare if you... More 

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We sought to avoid the crowds, arriving around 9am, but two tour buses were already there when we arrived. After we had climbed the moraine for a view of the astonishingly beautiful turquoise lake with the dark brown snow-capped Rockies behind it, there were 9 tour buses at this stop, which is far too many people. Despite the crowds, we... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Moraine Lake is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The area around the lake has several walking/hiking trails including "The Rockpile Trail" which is the most common taken by tourists. The view of the lake from the top of the trail is one of the most photographed locations in Canada:-) The top attraction of the lake is its... More 

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Thank Eli L
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved walking around Moraine Lake. We brought a picnic and walked around and the color of the lake changed even in the time we were there. I think this is prettier than the much hyped Lake Louise.

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Thank Audrey S
Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is definitely worth a visit. The views are amazing and make a great photo opportunity. There is not much to do there apart from admire the view, so you probably only need 30 minutes or so. Walk up the stone steps to get the best view and to admire the colour of the lake It does get very busy... More 

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Thank VickyPeterborough
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lake views are amazing, but can be a little crowded. We hiked to the Consolation Lakes to get a little peace and quiet. The parking lot is small given the popularity of the lake, but we found a spot after making a couple of laps.

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