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“The Premiere View in the Banff-Lake Louise Area”
Review of Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake
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$37.85*
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Hop-On and Hop-Off Banff Bus
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Lake Louise
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Owner description: This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its appearance on the back of the Canadian dollar bill.
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Premiere View in the Banff-Lake Louise Area”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

I'm a wedding photographer, and know the Banff/Lake Louise area very well, and I have to say in my view the view from the top of the rock pile is the most beautiful view in the Banff/Lake Louise area. The pile is easy to climb -- it has steps! so get up there! And for the most heavenly, surreal experience you'll have in a long time, rent yourself a canoe and paddle all around the lake. Just a breathtaking, peaceful experience. I am so lucky to live this close to all that.

Visited August 2012
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“Great views and lovely colours”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We went twice to the lake once during the afternoon and again hoping to get some better camera shots. The colour was completely different in the morning and much better during the afternoon. It was indeed a wonderful place and not so commercial as Lake Louise. It could have done with a few information signs explaining for example why there was such a huge pile of timber stacked up at the outlet. But nontheless well worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Natural beauty”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

The colour of the lake and the mountain setting are spectacular. There is a National Park fee to pay to stop here and about an 11 km. winding mountain road to drive to get to the lake, but it is paved and easy to navigate. Limited parking for holiday weekends.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“So much snow, even at the end of May!”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I am sure this is a beautiful place when the snow melts, but apparently that takes a VERY long time.

Visited May 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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“Great Access to Moraine Lake”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

As we had some extra time during our Lake Louise excursion, we drove to Moraine Lake and was charmed by the well maintained area surrounding the lake. It was not crowded and most of the tour buses had gone for the season. The Lake is next to a hotel which is a consideration for our next trip.

Visited September 2012
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