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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Banff
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Banff National Park Guided Hike with Lunch
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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” (320 reviews)
“gift shop” (86 reviews)
Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Close to Lake Louise and worth seeing. To get the best view, climb the hill. Most of the climb has steps. I didn't have hiking gear but was fine.

Thank Nothomemuch
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a spectacular blue green glacial lake encircled by a ring of massive mountains. The hiking trails range from level and easy to challenging hikes to spectacular mountain passes with significant elevation gains. There is both a gift shop and small deli for breakfast...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Banff National Park, DEFINITELY go to Moraine Lake. It is an absolute must see. While the price to rent a canoe for an hour may seen steep ($100 Canadian), it is worth every penny. You get to be out in the...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed yesterday

We went at 7 AM. By 9 AM they had closed the road because of the crowds. Go very early or very late, otherwise this one is mobbed!

Thank den979
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I truly lived this lake and the scenery. The paths are great fir walking and taking in the smell of nature.

Thank Franca A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is probably the best and lovely place I've ever been in my life. The lake, hills, OMG..we really enjoyed, I hope we could have more time since we just had three hours....

Thank Juan Carlos V
Reviewed 3 days ago

First off , if you plan on going to either this lake or Louise expect full parking lots and lots of people at the lake. That being said: Dont believe all the signs saying a parking lot is full. We experienced this at a number...More

Thank bill C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured Alberta's mountain lakes from Twin Lakes of Kananaskis to Grassi Lakes in Canmore, Peyto Lake, Lake Louise, Hector Lake, Herbert Lake, Bow Lake, Vermillion Lakes, Emerald Lake, and Lake Minnewanka. By far, Moraine was our favorite due to the hike through the woods,...More

Thank Clint M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a gem. Must visit during rockies visit. In my view better than Lake Louise, Lake Emerald, Bow Lake, etc. The view is stunning and the water blue with multi-peak mountain in the background. Do not forget to climb the trail to get a...More

Thank Bindu T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Moraine Lake is the most beautiful lake I have ever seen! The color of the water is out of this world. You have an awesome view of the lake and mountains after climbing the path up the rock pile. Make sure you get there early!...More

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Rambabu P
9 July 2017|
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Response from HeatherH74 | Reviewed this property |
It was very warm when we were there. T-shirts were fine then but it never hurts to have a light sweater just in case.
17 June 2017|
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Response from BMphotoTours | Reviewed this property |
Moraine Lake is about an hour from Banff, and about 15 minutes from Lake Louise. And, yes. It's at the end of Moraine Lake Road.
13 May 2017|
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Response from traveladdict3500 | Reviewed this property |
Helllo, we were at Moraine lake at the end of May 2016 and the road was open and the lake was free of ice.People were even using it to kayak and swim (though too cold for me). Enjoy Canada and have a nice trip. Kind... More