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“Incredibly beautiful glacial lake!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Illinois
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Incredibly beautiful glacial lake!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Prettier than Lake Louise!! Don't miss this lake. It's iconic Canadian Rockies. If you can come early in the morning, you'll see the lake at its best and without the horrible, shocking crowds. A cloudless day makes it perfection.

My husband and I came here in July 2012. We had also visited in 2008 and one other previous trip. It's breathtaking every time.

On this 2012 visit, we rented a canoe and really enjoyed seeing the lake that way. It was new and fun for us, and we loved it. I recommend it for a splurge or change of pace.

Just remember to come early to beat the crowds. This lake has definitely already been discovered, which is unfortunate.

Visited July 2012
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“Lovely lake and area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

Enjoyed the visit , actually as a side visit to Lake Louise. Good for canoeing, and hike. Has good rental options. Nice hotels and restaurants. A little crowded parking in summer, but you'll get one if you arrive before 10 in the morning.

Visited April 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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“Probably the most wonderful place by the Rockies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Moraine lake is close to Lake Louise and is one of the best places that one person could visit it. I cant say anything else, just amazing!

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Its a beautiful lake where you can actually witness different sea colours in the same lake. The lake is surrounded by mountains like playing hide and seek. There is also a high altitude but narrow waterfall which is likely to be missed. So,keep your eyes searching for it. If you love the nature, this will interest you.

Visited August 2012
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“Stunning! xD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

The most beautiful lake in the Rockies. The road is a bit annoying to arrive there and there is just a small parking lot, but everything is worth when you see the lake.

Visited September 2012
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