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“Natural Beauty” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake
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$76.68*
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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.
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Natural Beauty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

There's a reason this is one of the most photographed spots in Canada. A short and relatively easy hike will take you up to what they call the Twenty Dollar View... snap a picture there and you'll see the lake and mountains that were featured on the old Canadian $20 bills. I liked this lake much more than Lake Louise since it's not quite as commercial and crowded, but I still feel that Emerald Lake is the real gem of the area if you're looking for a place to get away from it all.

Visited July 2012
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“You can visit a postcard!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

We visited Moraine Lake in august 2011.
Be on time to take a boat and enjoy the view.
One of the most beautiful places of Canada!

Visited August 2012
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

Visited this lake many times over the years, in all weathers and it is still stunningly beautiful with the most magic of mountains surrounding it. High season is not a good time to visit because, although it is further on from Lake Louise, there are still a lot of people, all trying to take the same photos. We have always been fortunate enough to go back during the quieter time of the day, when coach parties etc have long gone and the area takes on a more tranquil feel.

So many beautiful lakes to visit but when in Jasper drive to Medicine Lake - very magical

Visited June 2012
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“Stunningly beautiful....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

When I clambered over the crest of the moraine the view that unfolded across the tranquil, turquoise lake towards the snow-topped mountains literally took my breath away. Without question, this was the most beautiful vista I have ever seen. Some time later I still think about it, and one day will return.

Visited June 2012
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“The Fairest of them All”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Absolutely, stunningly beautiful! A total MUST see! So worth the drive from Lake Louise. Take a boat out on the lake and see how the surrounding trees and mountains reflect in the water. Then climb the moraine and look out over the water. Very nice restaurant in season (summer), lots of parking and clean facilities.

Visited August 2012
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