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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 via mobile

My friends and I had Lake Moraine high on our to do list during our visit to Banff. We absolutely loved it! It's easily accessible to anyone. The mirror effect of the lake at ground level allows for some breathtaking photos. We also ran into...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 757darcieb
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am grateful that Canada's sunsets are literally at 10pm, so my friends and I had the time to try to catch the sunset here. First off, I recommend to come off season! I came here late May/early June and it was PERFECT. Minimal crowds,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cathyisashorty
Reviewed 6 days ago

Genuinely beautiful. One of the few places i have got to and quietly under my breath said "Oh my ****ing Gosh". it is that pretty and the colour of the water is like nothing else you will have seen. Make sure to get there early,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davidgD5846IV
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the high season, don't even bother trying to drive here. We tried several times in the morning to get into the parking lot, but it was always full. We ended up taking the bus to the lake, and enjoyed the beautiful views and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AmandaTravels22
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited there during the rode trip. I stop by at the lake at 6amish. I could see sunrise and reflection if sun light on the lake surface. It was a fantastic scenery. バンフから車でRoad tripを楽しんでいく日のあさいちに立ち寄ったところで、ちょうど日が昇りかけ始める時間帯で、オレンジ色の光が水面に写りこみ幻想的な景色を味わうことができました。

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ka7tnu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy trail to fantastic views. This is the iconic place to go for that perfect mountain and lake scenery.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DQShaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 5 days at Moraine Lake in June and I must say it was one of the best trips I’d ever had. The lake is even more beautiful and breathtaking in person. I was a little doubleful that the color and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Artteacher1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once we arrived in lake Louise the weather took a turn for the worse and the cold and snow came in, although it would have been nice to see in the sun the snowy weather definately gave us a different experience of Moraine Lake ......More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank H3363WIsaml
Reviewed 11 December 2018

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
2  Thank kenprakash
Reviewed 10 December 2018

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
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18 January 2019|
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Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September. Our understanding is that once snow accumulation is too great they gate the road off at the spur from the Lake Louise road which would make it about 3K minimum uphill hike just to the parking... More
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13 October 2018|
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Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
They offer shuttle service. We used that at 8am. We hiked a different route that spurs left at the main area of Moraine Lake and had it to ourselves!
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