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“Good views, short hike, overcrowded, unwelcome odors.”
Review of Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake
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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.
Truro, Massachusetts
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“Good views, short hike, overcrowded, unwelcome odors.”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Although still of interest for the mountain and glacier views, the overcrowding, lack of adequate parking in season, some deterioration of the water quality, and terrible odors emanating from the ground around the Inn and Restaurant/Cafeteria make this a less-desirable venue to visit than it used to be.

Visited August 2013
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“Picturistic view”
Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We climbed up to the top of the rock and the view was amazing! The water was piercing blue which I'd never seen before. It's picturistic. The lake looked like it came from a painting. We really enjoyed it.

Visited August 2013
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“Well worth the gentle "hike".”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Extremely scenic area and well worth the visit. It is an easy walk around the lake and well worth it. Parking can be difficult during busy season, so better to show up a bit early if you need to park close by.

Visited July 2013
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“One of my favorite lakes in the Canadian Rockies”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Sunrise, really, it's worth it. In August it was at 6:45. At 2:30 don't even try to go there, it's a ZOO/parking lot. It is a beautiful lake and the view from the rockpile prior to sunrise is a wonderful, spiritual experience. But please, unlike several non-English speaking tourists we experienced, please keep your voices down at sunrise, it's a spiritual thing and we don't need to hear your running commentary. Tour buses were arriving at 7:15 and we were leaving, thank God.

Visited August 2013
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“Just beautiful”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stopped at Moraine lake as part of a tour. The color of this lake alone is worth a visit. There is canoeing if you have time. We just walked along the shore, really beautiful

Visited August 2013
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