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Moraine Lake

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Address: 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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This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its...

This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its appearance on the back of the Canadian dollar bill.

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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
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1-Day Photography Adventure in the Canadian Rockies

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Absolutely stunning!

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been! Less people than its neighbor, and without the hotel that ruins the vibe IMHO, this place is amazing! I suggest renting a canoe or... read more

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Curitiba, PR
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been! Less people than its neighbor, and without the hotel that ruins the vibe IMHO, this place is amazing! I suggest renting a canoe or kayak and go for a paddle to have the best views.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Moraine Lake is more stunning than I can imagine. We spent two nights and knew we want to visit both Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Even knowing how gorgeous Moraine Lake is in pictures, we were still blown away by how beautiful it was when we stood there, staring at it in person. Being that it was a short trip... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were more happy to see Moraine Lake than the famous Lake Louise. Although Moraine was equally crowded, you can still find a hidden spot among the pile of rocks and enjoy the serenity! Make sure you park as soon as you find a spot even though it requires a bit of walking.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing, get here early before the crowds and walk around the lake. Definitely a must do, don't just see Lake Louise, visit here first as early as possible.

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Richland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy drive and park your car to take photos. Moraine Lake is about half the size of Lake Louise (and Lake Louise really isn’t very large). It exhibits beautiful blue hues from the glacier fed rivers.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike up to Sentinel Pass is absolutely incredible. Go early or else you will be battling the hordes of tour buses.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! There is something very spiritual about Lake Moraine with its turquoise waters and views of peaks that surround. The car park was a little crowded on the day of my visit, as was the eatery and gift shop. However, if you are looking for a place to go for a walk, sit, just drink in the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lake in the valley of 10 peaks speaks for itself ! Go early or late in the day. They close the road after so many cars. There are some shuttles that you can pay for to get up there. There is a short hike to her to the rock pile for the "twenty dollar" view . There is a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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Absolutely stunning lake, prettier than lake Louise with slightly less people. Must see location and the drive up is equally as breathtaking!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could have sat here forever and wish I did. Since visiting I see photos all over the internet for Moraine Lake, so get out there and see it for yourself. Each time I see a photo I want to go back. This place is definitely worth a return visit.

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