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“Amazing ... if You Can Manage to Get In” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake
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$72*
and up
Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
Ranked #1 of 25 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.
Dawson Creek, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing ... if You Can Manage to Get In”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

On our first visit to Moraine Lake, we got lucky. There was almost nobody there. The views down the Moraine Lake Road are stunning, and the view of the valley of the 10 peaks from the lake shore is equally as amazing, and includes an absolutely humongous pile of large rocks. We asked around and no one seemed to know quite how the rocks got there. On our second visit to Moraine Lake, we couldn't find a parking spot closer than a kilometer from the main lot. I drove around for 20 minutes while friends jumped out to take a look at the view. Next time, we will be sure to go at a time when the crowds are absent!

Visited August 2012
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Reutlingen, Germany
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“Moraine Lake is the Lake Louise quite equal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

If you feel the Lake Louise is too crowded, you will love the Moraine Lake with its beautiful view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks. A look that is also pictured on the old 20 dollar bill. The best view you have from the Rockpile, a short climb, but worth it.

Visited September 2012
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Banff, Canada
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“Stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

So amazingly beautiful! Words just cannot describe. You have to see if for yourself! I highly recommend taking the time to visit Moraine Lake.

Visited September 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This lake is absolutely beautiful in the summer or winter. There are nice hikes to on (watch out for bear warnings in the spring and summer) and canoes that you can rent. There is also a concession with food and drinks as well as a gift shop.

Visited March 2012
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Kingston, Canada
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I was here in the summer and the fall, amazing any time of year! It's too bad the road is closed over the winter though. :(
Great hike along the lake in the summer. LOVE this place!

Visited September 2012
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