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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 sentinel pass
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Reviewed yesterday

Family holiday from the UK, with a visit here on our to do list before we even boarded the flight. This place is so popular that on both days that we tried to get there the park and ride overflow car park and bus service...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 days ago

What can I say about Lake Moraine....absolutely stunningly beautiful! Having been to Banff National Park last year and missed out on the opportunity to see Lake Moraine as the access road was already closed for the season, I simply did not want to miss it...More

1  Thank MyHowMollyTravels
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lake Moraine is absolutely beautiful, they have walking tracks along the lake and the water is as blue in person as it is in photo's. It was a little windy when we went so thankfully we were rugged up.

Thank Vacationer501597
Reviewed 6 days ago

Moraine Lake is SO worth seeing even though as people say it can be hectic to get to! We were advised to either go super early for a better chance of parking, or taking a shuttle. We lucked out and a friend was heading up...More

2  Thank Emily D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were going to make Lake Louise our priority, with a trip to Maligne in the afternoon, but the staff at our hotel persuaded us to visit Maligne first, they said we should leave early to get the sunrise. We were there by 5.30am! There...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The colour of the water coupled with the mountains is just simply magnificent. A must visit to this lake although parking is definitely a problem as it is so popular.

Thank siewmr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the drive in from the main road. Climb the stone stairs to the top of the rockpile. There are outdoor toilets here.

Thank CanTrailsAdventure
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for all travelers to see. The climb up the rock cliff is a must to view the magnificent colour of this lake. We had snow falling the day we went which made for an even more beautiful backdrop. I do believe however the...More

Thank Miffy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water is so blue and the surroundings so magnificent. Do not miss this. The parking can be a challenge but worth it.

Thank travelindan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Moraine Lake mid afternoon and had no trouble at all to park as I have seen in other people's reviews.. We had just visited Lake Louise and loved the beautiful backdrop of this stunning lake - but then we arrived here! We...More

Thank Claire L
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Shan L
13 October 2018|
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Response from kateanddavid2016 | Reviewed this property |
If you plan to see the sun rise over the lake in August you need to be there before 6am. We got there at 05:40 and were the last car allowed in before the car park was closed. It is really worth the early start! Stunning!
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 AndySid | Reviewed this property |
Pesto Lake is the most beautiful, but all 3 are well worth a visit we had no problem parking at any of them in June