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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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All reviews rock pile top of the rock parking lot gift shop ten peaks limited parking car park arrive early parking spot early in the morning canadian rockies banff national park down the road rent a canoe parking space easy hike shuttle bus
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Reviewed yesterday

This lake is one the best places to visit in Canada. It's really shocking to know that many people outside Canada don't even know such places exist ! A bit crowded, getting a pristine shot of the lake might be difficult. What to wear :...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kenprakash
Reviewed 2 days ago

Use the Parks Canada bus service as you will not find parking...it is extremely busy with people walking all over. The lake is worth seeing once but not again to avoid the crowds. In the winter the road is closed due to avalanche risk as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sylboh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the blue-ish lake I've ever been in my whole life. BREATHTAKING. Even with the wild fire smoke from BC.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank imparimz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Moraine Lake is slightly more remote than Lake Louise, and its access road passes underneath some serious snow avalanche slopes from Mount Temple. But Parks Canada has turned lemons into lemonade here, and maintains one of Banff's most stunning cross-country ski trails on the 8...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I arose at 5:00 a.m. to visit Moraine Lake. Moraine has limited parking and often fills up around 6:00 a.m. depending on the time of year so make sure to plan in advance if you are looking to visit this beautiful area!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
7  Thank 34brendanh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was here in Labor Day weekend, so I had to get there an hour earlier to see sunrise It’s so beautiful. The blue turquoise water, the reflections, and the golden peaks of the mountain at golden hour, it’s breath taking. I have been lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MicaVo
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Of all the lakes i visited this is by far the best and stunning. if you’re not scared of height there’s a place where you can climb up at your own risk and get the best view of this lake. i tried though but i...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank urmajestyc
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Now this place is just breathtaking! We sat and stared at the beauty surrounding us and it was out of this world. We went in the summer months so it was crystal blue and not a cloud in the sky - I would absolutely LOVE...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jasmine M
Reviewed 30 October 2018

If you are travelling in the summer getting to the lake can be a nightmare. You either need to arrive first thing before 8am or after 5pm. Otherwise you need to park on the overflow car park - hop on a American school bus and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Moggy12345
Reviewed 29 October 2018

A small lake with very nice views, few tips if you're planning a visit: 1. Come early to avoid the crowds. 2. If you're also planning a visit to Lake Luise - start in Moraine Lake and don't go to both lakes in one day,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Shan L
13 October 2018|
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Response from photolady2018 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, did not see question! We were not there during peak time in the summer. I would think you will have to be there by 6-7 if you don't want to have to take the shuttle. Even in late September it was... More
19 August 2018|
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Response from Andrii D | Reviewed this property |
We were there on the 17th of August and smoke was present. Did affect visibility but not too much. Hard to tell as there’s still plenty of smoke in Banff now but anything could happen. I always say - there’s only one way to... More
9 August 2018|
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Response from Doris H | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Moraine Lake is not to be missed! If you don't arrive by 5:00 you will not be able to park there but that doesn't mean to miss it. My suggestion is to get to the Lake Louise area by 9:00. Go to Lake Louise first... More