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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed today

My favorite ! The color of the water is incredible. The view is amazing with all the glacier around. There is a pile of rock where you can climb and have a view on the lake. Be careful while climbing !

Thank Pilku_Feee
Reviewed today

There's a reason everyone wants to go here. It is, in my opinion, prettier than Lake Louise, and pictures don't even do it justice. It is the kind of place that literally makes your jaw drop. With that said, parking really does suck. We lucked...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

It is glacially fed lake.surrounded by Ten peaks , waterfall and Rock piles. It's blue green waters are splendid. Truly scenic

Thank Vijayshree P
Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky enough to see this beautiful lake before the snows came. Two lovely experiences. One getting to the top of the rock stack and catching the full splendour of the lake. The second, the walk along the lake and watching the glacier come...More

Thank AddickMark
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This gorgeous lake nestled in the mountains is very popular and has a small parking lot. We got there about 7:30 am and there were about 50 cars already there. After 6 pm it is also less crowded. You can always park a few miles...More

Thank janrA2759SE
Reviewed yesterday

Wow! Having spent a fortnight in the Rockies I can safely say that Moraine Lake is my favourite. The bluest water is best viewed from the Moraine or rock fall at the end of the lake - so do make the climb behind the rock...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Situated about 10-15 minutes from Lake Louise. Make a left before you get to Lake Louise. Once printed on the Canadian $20. I found this lake to be more stunning than Lake Louise. Climb to the top of the rockpile for an awesome view. There...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is one road leading to this beautiful lake in the mountains and when parking spaces are full, the road is closed so be there early or late like we did. The view across the lake with the jagged mountains in the back is very...More

Thank Les v
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Be prepared....the carpark for this lake is full before 10am - however the wonderful people of Canada put on free shuttle busses to and from this lake - located about 5km outside town heading towards Banff (east from the town) they have people directing traffic...More

Thank Jennianne1310
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited twice over the past week. The lake itself is a magnificent gem, however it's difficult to 100% enjoy it because there's 28347582345793 people around with their cameras, selfie sticks, stepping outside of the trails (which have signs that forbid that due to fragile vegetation),...More

Thank Rachel R
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August 18, 2018|
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Response from Andrii D | Reviewed this property |
We were there on the 17th of August and smoke was present. Did affect visibility but not too much. Hard to tell as there’s still plenty of smoke in Banff now but anything could happen. I always say - there’s only one way to... More
August 8, 2018|
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Response from AndySid | Reviewed this property |
Pesto Lake is the most beautiful, but all 3 are well worth a visit we had no problem parking at any of them in June
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Response from Bobo631 | Reviewed this property |
Should fly to Calgary, and then drive. It is just an approx 2 hour drive.