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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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US$ 125.44*
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
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US$ 81.06*
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
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US$ 40.63*
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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” (349 reviews)
“gift shop” (88 reviews)
Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Moraine Lake is between Lake Louise and Emerald Lake. Many visitors prefer waking up early at sunrise to go to this lake, but we choose to go here at sunset. We started off early with Lake Louise and then we went to Emerald Lake in...More

1  Thank chuckienguyen
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the most stunning lakes in Canada. Easily accessible, 1 hour from hotel at Lake Louise then onto a motor boat to the pure clean water and glacier views.

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This beautiful blue lake should be visited early in the morning. It is extremely crowded from 8 AM, and you may NOT find a parking lot later in the morning. We went there 7 AM and parking was ok. You may climb the stone pile...More

Thank Johannes S
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a truly amazing mountain setting but make sure to visit extra early in the day because of the crowds of visitors hence the loss of 1 rating point. The parking lot get full very quickly and eventually the road is closed as a...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On the first day we arrived at 7:10 am and missed the last parking spot by a couple of minutes! We bagged it and went to Lake Louise instead. Second attempt next day we got here at 6:30 am and the parking was half full...More

1  Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 3 days ago

i would really recommend a visit we chodse to go here late afternoon to avoid the crowds and watched the sunset here. some great walks around the lake

Thank VGAqa12
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my favorite lake in the Canadian Rockies. For the best view be sure to climb the "rock pile". It's not difficult if you follow the steps and you will be rewarded at the top. The color of the water/surrounded by mountains gave the...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved Moraine Lake and the magnificent views. The color of the water is a sight to behold. It does get very busy!! It's well worth going very early to avoid the crowds. We arrived at 6:30 am and there were several vehicles already parked in...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lake, stunning hike. A must do for any family that comes to Lake Louise. Easy terrain, with more adventurous hike for those so inclined. Cut little gift store, do yourself a flavor and get the maple cookies!!

Thank 959daynad
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Moraine lake and beheld what they call the ten peaks. Breath taking is all I can say. I always thought that that was just a word. Till I actually lost my breath taking it all in. The view, the resort, the food,...More

Thank juliianne
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5 August 2017|
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Response from FWL5346 | Reviewed this property |
Usually around mid October
Ryan M
28 July 2017|
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Response from Roger P | Reviewed this property |
Freeze your tush off? In Canada? How would that be possible? The water at Moraine is beautiful all year round. Ice off until freeze up. To really appreciate the colors, you need to catch a little altitude. Bring some boots... More
Macy B
26 July 2017|
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Response from Roger P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Get a copy of Hiking Lake Louise and it'll help guide your hikes based on your level of skill and fitness.