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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed August 6, 2016

Went here with my wife and son. They control access to the road, so if you see a "road closed" sign, it just means you need to wait and once enough people leave the site they'll re-open it. The lake is nice, surrounded by mountains,...More

Thank JonnyCanuck99
Reviewed August 6, 2016

This lake is famous from its appearance on the Canadian $20 bill in the 70s, and is much nicer than Lake Louise. The Park operate a 'one car out, one car in' policy so don't worry about the Road Closed sign - you will get...More

1  Thank Vivien P
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous photogenic lake in the Rocky Mountains by Lake Louise. Go early in the morning to get a car park and avoid unwanted traffic congestion especially because its near the famous Lake Louise. I just climbed up the rock pile but the beauty was breath...More

1  Thank Kaysmiley7
Reviewed August 5, 2016

A relatively small lake with a very busy shoreline. Buses and cars bring people to the lake all day. It's a relatively small lake but canoes are available and probably worth the cost and effort. There is also a small unobtrusive resort next to the...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this lake after Lake Louise. Highly recommend downloading "Gypsy Tour" on your iPhone for the drive from Banff. Great info about both lakes & it doesn't use data. Made our drive informative & fun. Gorgeous Lake & cabins looked inviting. Bought souvenirs in...More

Thank Azisgreat
Reviewed August 5, 2016

A magnificent lake and it's worthwhile to visit even thought there is always a line up to get in. A nice trial to walk up but you can also climb up the boulder hill that gives a very beautiful view of the lake. And if...More

Thank Josie L
Reviewed August 5, 2016

As a local Albertan from Calgary this is my top place to visit, and will continue to visit as long as I can. The views are breathtaking especially on a sunny day when the water is as blue as it can be and the peaks...More

3  Thank sunfunandbeach
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

As everyone has mentioned, this lake is beautiful and a must see. We tried to go up to the lake around 11:30 but of course the road was closed. Tried lake Louise on the same day and parking was 2 miles down the road so...More

2  Thank Kay j
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The road to Moraine Lake is quite narrow and winding, but not difficult to drive along. Yet, I suggest it'd be better to visit there in the early hour of a day, as a lot of tourist buses come and go. Also be aware that...More

Thank TOkada
Reviewed August 4, 2016

By far one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. We hiked to the top of the rock pile (be aware, you can climb up the rocks which you will notice a lot of people doing but there is also an easy trail with...More

5  Thank LilyVonSchtupp
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is the Moraine lake already thawed or started thawing? we will be there on 28 May, do you think the road to the lake will be opened by then? thanks!!
May 13, 2017|
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Response from traveladdict3500 | Reviewed this property |
Helllo, we were at Moraine lake at the end of May 2016 and the road was open and the lake was free of ice.People were even using it to kayak and swim (though too cold for me). Enjoy Canada and have a nice trip. Kind... More
Jamie A
Planning a visit this summer, hoping to rent a canoe. Will have my dog with me, do they allow pets on the canoe with you? He will have a dog life jacket.
May 10, 2017|
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Response from Cecile B | Reviewed this property |
Just call the hotel at Fairmont and ask.
Rebekah S
On google maps it says the road to Moraine Lake is closed October-May. We are headed up there next week (April 2017) and driving, will we be able to drive up to Moraine Lake? Thank you!
April 17, 2017|
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Response from Cecile B | Reviewed this property |
I was in the area 3 weeks ago and it was still closed, I would call the Municipality of Banff for this answer