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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-522-3733
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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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“rock pile” (289 reviews)
“top of the rock” (96 reviews)
“gift shop” (96 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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403-522-3733
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"rock pile"
in 289 reviews
"top of the rock"
in 96 reviews
"gift shop"
in 96 reviews
"parking lot"
in 215 reviews
"ten peaks"
in 129 reviews
"arrive early"
in 79 reviews
"car park"
in 138 reviews
"canadian rockies"
in 141 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 95 reviews
"banff national park"
in 116 reviews
"rent a canoe"
in 59 reviews
"parking space"
in 42 reviews
"easy hike"
in 48 reviews
"sentinel pass"
in 46 reviews
"blue color"
in 38 reviews
"avoid the crowds"
in 43 reviews
"tour buses"
in 48 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Breadth taking view! Need the sun to be out to see the stunning Royal Blue color. Come early during summer for a parking spot. Otherwise, you may get turned away . This is because the parking lot is not very big.

Thank GintamaZ
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes, Lake Louise takes the cake, but Moraine Lake is not far behind. It too had trails with spectacular view. One, near the parking lot, has a steep trail to a scenic overlook of the lake. Not too far from Lake Louise and worth the...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I honestly think Moraine Lake is better than Lake Louise! The colour is different, there are (somewhat) less people and the surrounding mountains are gorgeous! The time of year is imperative however, we went in July no problems, my mother and sister could not get...More

Thank ClaireKing92
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this lake... Definitely our favorite in the area with amazing photo opportunities. Unreal how beautiful it was and the great short hikes around it. A must see.

Thank EricC883
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic view, therefore, in 2017 when all the Canadian national parks were made free, it was busy here. Visitor parking overflow was several kilometres before the actual destination

Thank Kenan Ö
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you explore Banff Nationalpark, you have to visit Moraine Lake! It`s less than 1 hour from Lake Louise. In June it was still very icy, so I was happy about my winter boots! You can spend some time walking along the lake and you...More

Thank Johanna S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning glacial lake with a gorgeous trail along the shore. Very popular and expect crowds if you are going on a holiday. We had gone on the fourth of july weekend it was quite crowded and we had to wait to get a parking spot....More

Thank Balakrishna R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful place, but you need to be there early in the morning or you won't get a parking spot. We were there before 7 am. It's packed with tourists. On next visit, we'll surly spend more time to walk the trail along...More

1  Thank HH630210
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Post card perfect scenery with literally a spectacular view around every corner. If your lucky, as we were, you may get to see some of the plentiful wildlife along the way including big horn sheep, elk and if you are really lucky, black bear and...More

Thank diandterry365
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the highlights of the Canadian Rockies, an absolute must-see. Go early to get parked and walk around the different viewpoints while waiting for the sun to get higher and really light things up. The turquoise blue water and spectacular mountain backdrop...More

1  Thank dhj16
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Gabrielle Y
20 February 2018|
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Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but get there before sunrise, or you will not get parking.
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robert f
15 November 2017|
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Response from AnnEandCharles | Reviewed this property |
It's not a difficult hike but the ground is very stoney and uneven. Personally I would go for the walk alongside the lake for the safety of your children and peace of mind.
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SusanQP
5 September 2017|
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Response from AnnEandCharles | Reviewed this property |
The bus tour would be so much better as you are given all the information you would need about the area when on a tour and you can just sit back and enjoy the fantastic views without the hassle of parking up.
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