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“Beautiful Moraine Lake”
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Moraine Lake
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$139.80*
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Lake Louise and the Icefield Parkway sightseeing tour
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$132.98*
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
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$41.12*
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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Lake Louise
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its appearance on the back of the Canadian dollar bill.
Reviewed July 2, 2012

The lake is extremely beautiful and the colour of the water is a vivid aqua. It has spectacular mountains surrounding it and the view of the lake form the rock pile (you have to climb a number of steps on a rock wall) you get an amazing view of the Lake and the mountains. It is also less crowded than Lake Louise though the day we were there in late June it was very windy and they had cancelled the canoeing. This is one of the most beautiful spots in the Banff region.

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

What an amazing place to visit. I had travelled to Lake Louise a few years ago and did not discover Lake Moraine. It was beautiful and busy with tourist. We did a great walk around the lake and then bought some tourist goodies from the shop. There is also a cafe and restrooms. Well worth the visit. Don't forget the camera.

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

If you go to Lake Louise/Banff, you must see Moraine Lake.

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

This lake is very special, there's a bit of a climb if you want to get the best camera shots of the lake, but you don't have to climb the rocks. A part of the mountain has fallen causing the lake to form by stopping the outflow of water. The reflections are lovely . Small chipmunk-type animals are running about on the rocks.

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Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Probably my favorite view of the trip. Loved the peaks towering over the lake. Easy drive. Would like to have hiked more, but were short on time and decent weather.

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