Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake, Lake Louise: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Moraine Lake Reviews: 5/5

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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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PaulaDDuck
Toronto, Canada170 contributions
A gorgeous lake!
Sep 2021
The clouds were in the valley as we were driving to Moraine Lake just after sunrise, but then we emerged above them and had a lovely view of the lake. The temperature had dropped below freezing over night, so some of the area was slippery. We didn't have time for any extensive hikes, so we climbed up the rockpile and wandering along the shoreline trail. Surprisingly peaceful considering how busy it was. The amount of time needed is dependent on how many of the trails you intend to hike, but 1-2 hours is fine if you are just wandering around.
Written September 21, 2021
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coolckcu
Ottawa, Canada7 contributions
The most beautiful spot in the world
Sep 2021
This is honestly my favourite spot in the world. There is very little parking, so if you want to drive there, you probably need to arrive by 5:30 a.m. Or, you can gamble and go shortly after sunset wen some of the photographers get their sunrise shots and then leave. However, you can book a shuttle through the Parks Canada site for about $8 and save the trouble. If you are going on a sunny day, it's worth going for sunrise because when the sun starts to rise over the mountains, it makes the mountain tops look like they are dipped in gold. The view from the top of the rock pile is spectacular. It's about $100 to rent a canoe for an hour, but it was worth it. This is such a magical place!
Written September 20, 2021
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rlmptl
Lloydminster, Canada974 contributions
excellent lake but getting there was terrible
Sep 2021
we tried driving here and road blocked off at around 12 noon ...went back and we tried in the parking lot of lake Louise to purchase the tickets online to get here and to lake Louise but forget it we could absolutely not navigate the website even with help and gave up to take the shuttle bus to get here cause you cant drive unless later in day which i would recommend doing that way easier and cheaper...ended up paying a private shuttle bus driver who was parked in the lot 100.00 cash which i am sure we paid too much but at this point so frustrated with getting there to take us and another couple to this lake for 1.5 hours there to see things which was not enough time if you want to hike around too as well and to lake Louise for an hour which was horrible busy even in off season....Worth the hike to the viewpoint here and it was not too hard for me early 60s with joint pain ...really nice but definitely go later in day on your own !!!
Written September 18, 2021
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JIMCHI
Sacramento, CA243 contributions
Beautiful Lake But Bathrooms Are Disgusting
Sep 2021
A beautiful lake. We arrived around 4 p.m. and there were plenty of parking spaces. We're not into extensive hiking so 1 hour was plenty of time to walk around one side of the lake. BEWARE. While the lodge is closed the take-away restaurant and gift shop are open, but no bathrooms. The only bathrooms are portables a hundred feet away and they are disgusting. As a man I was disgusted to use them and my wife wouldn't set foot in them.
Written September 11, 2021
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I S
Ontario, Canada4 contributions
STUNNING
Sep 2021
Absolutely stunning view of Moraine Lake. A lot of tourists around. Highly recommend Sentinel pass hike after watching the sunrise.
Written September 9, 2021
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Lori015
London, Canada8 contributions
Parking for Moraine Lake—shuttle is a good option , bring toilet paper!
Sep 2021 • Couples
On Sept 8 we arrived at the Moraine Lake parking lot at 0635 and it was already full. Apparently the people who turn on the road signs indicating this don’t start til 0800, so us and a long line of cars had to turn around and go back to the shuttle area. We immediately book the shuttle on our phone. The 06-07 and 07-08 time slots were full so we booked for 08-09 however the bus at 07 was virtually empty so we were able to get on . The shuttle is actually a really good option because you can also then take it over to Lake Louise and not worry about parking.
And the portable tool I lets at Moraine Lake were out of toilet paper at 0730 and again at 1230 so bring your own!
Written September 9, 2021
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Alishia C
Cobourg, Canada27 contributions
Gorgeous
Aug 2021 • Friends
Beautiful! Went during wildfires but still worth it. Enjoyed canoing and the views. Much quieter than lake Louise and the parks Canada shuttle was easy to book and arrange! Highly recommend
Written September 2, 2021
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Saif A
Markham, Canada49 contributions
The most beautiful lake we have ever seen!
Jul 2021 • Family
Moraine Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes that we have ever seen. It gets its color from minerals melted from the glaciers. To get the best view, climb the short trail (10-15 minutes) using stone steps leading up th the top of a hill. The views from there is absolutely stunning.
Written September 2, 2021
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LesleyYang
New York City, NY147 contributions
Sun rise is great but take a tour bus there
Aug 2021
First the view is great. Get on the pile and it's surreal beautiful. With some patience because it takes time for the full color after the sun actually rise. Get dressed so you are warm and can move since you need to fight really hard to get a good spot meaning you need to climb on some random rocks.

The parking lot is full way before 6am so I would recommend to take a tour bus who guarantees you a spot in and spare you the trouble to be there from 4am which is both super cold and boring for the most part.
Written August 31, 2021
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falala
Montreal, Canada292 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2021 • Couples
It’s much better than Lake Louise with less headache for parking. It is also possible to canoe on the lake.
Written August 30, 2021
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