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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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 filling fast by 6:30 am., but worth getting up early!
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
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 find out ;) good luck with your travels!
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
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 to avoid the massive crowds that will be there by 11:00. Then head back down to Moraine Lake. BUT first stop at the visitor center parking lot
Soon after you take the exit to Lake Louise you will see a small shopping square with the Lake Louise visitor center to your left. There will be small shuttle buses in the parking lot. Some go to Moraine Lake Schedule a ride with one of them Cost averages $20 per person. BUT schedule that for after you go to Lake Louise and give yourself up to 2 hours at Lake Louise. If you are early enough (9:00 or so) you can drive up to Lake Louise and park there for free. If you enjoy a moderate hike, take the walk up to Mirror Lake. Or walk through the lovely Fairmont Hotel. Then head back down to the Visitor Center Square to take your shuttle to Moraine Lake. If that parking lot is now full you can park across the street at the gas station or along the road. Depending on how much you want to walk at Moraine Lake you will only need 1-2 hours there.
We did not make it to Emerald lake because it is past Lake Louise and we ran out of item. But there are 2 beautiful lakes to stop by and see on your way back to Banff. Peyton Lake (signs for it are not clear) It is shortly before Lake Louise and Bow Lake. Both have the incredible clear turquoise water. I hope this has been helpful. Enjoy your trip!