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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
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This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its appearance on the back of the Canadian dollar bill.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First off , if you plan on going to either this lake or Louise expect full parking lots and lots of people at the lake. That being said: Dont believe all the signs saying a parking lot is full. We experienced this at a number...More

Thank bill C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We toured Alberta's mountain lakes from Twin Lakes of Kananaskis to Grassi Lakes in Canmore, Peyto Lake, Lake Louise, Hector Lake, Herbert Lake, Bow Lake, Vermillion Lakes, Emerald Lake, and Lake Minnewanka. By far, Moraine was our favorite due to the hike through the woods,...More

Thank Clint M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a gem. Must visit during rockies visit. In my view better than Lake Louise, Lake Emerald, Bow Lake, etc. The view is stunning and the water blue with multi-peak mountain in the background. Do not forget to climb the trail to get a...More

Thank Bindu T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Moraine Lake is the most beautiful lake I have ever seen! The color of the water is out of this world. You have an awesome view of the lake and mountains after climbing the path up the rock pile. Make sure you get there early!...More

1  Thank CbusTraveler15
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spectacular sunset visit to Moraine Lake. We arrived just before 6am. Definitely recommend the sunset visit for the beautiful colours but also the small number of others there to share the view with. We stayed for a few hours until sun was fully up to...More

1  Thank Foxredlabrador
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A few minutes drive from Lake Louise, Moraine Lake is also a must-see! A more laidback atmosphere and less crowded, the Lake offers a serene, quiet alone time - just find your perfect spot! There are also trails for hikers. Will be back for a...More

Thank CAQuindoza
Reviewed 2 days ago

Quieter than Lake Louise at 9am for sure. The lakeside trail is nice, plenty of spots for lakeside pictures. In my opinion, it is more beautiful than Lake louise, largely because you can spend time enjoying the view more without having so many people around...More

Thank DH199314
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful grand lake it is. Get there early as the will close the road. We got to the entrance road at 7am, found parking. Watched the sunrise over the mountain tops. Beautiful walk along the lake, stunning veiws of mountains​ and glaciers.

Thank electricglide91
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Get their as early as you can for parking in summer (Before 8am) or after 7pm. Be sure to go up the rockpile for the best views. Truly worth its worldwide reputation as a scenic vista without rival. Go here.

Thank heydurham
Reviewed 3 days ago

Literally took my breath away once I climbed the small hill to get a better view! Didn't feel overly crowded as I came with a tour and didn't have to worry about parking. Nothing else will ever compare to this lake! Amazing!

Thank emilyjk91
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Rambabu P
9 July 2017|
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Response from HeatherH74 | Reviewed this property |
It was very warm when we were there. T-shirts were fine then but it never hurts to have a light sweater just in case.
17 June 2017|
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Response from BMphotoTours | Reviewed this property |
Moraine Lake is about an hour from Banff, and about 15 minutes from Lake Louise. And, yes. It's at the end of Moraine Lake Road.
13 May 2017|
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Response from traveladdict3500 | Reviewed this property |
Helllo, we were at Moraine lake at the end of May 2016 and the road was open and the lake was free of ice.People were even using it to kayak and swim (though too cold for me). Enjoy Canada and have a nice trip. Kind... More