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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-522-3733
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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” (292 reviews)
“top of the rock” (96 reviews)
“gift shop” (94 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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403-522-3733
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"rock pile"
in 292 reviews
"top of the rock"
in 96 reviews
"gift shop"
in 94 reviews
"parking lot"
in 215 reviews
"ten peaks"
in 128 reviews
"arrive early"
in 79 reviews
"car park"
in 137 reviews
"parking spot"
in 88 reviews
"canadian rockies"
in 142 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 96 reviews
"banff national park"
in 116 reviews
"rent a canoe"
in 59 reviews
"parking space"
in 42 reviews
"sentinel pass"
in 47 reviews
"easy hike"
in 48 reviews
"blue color"
in 39 reviews
"avoid the crowds"
in 43 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had heard a lot about Lake Moraine as the most beautiful lake in the Banff national Park. After our visit to Lake Louise we wanted to take the offshoot road to lake Moraine. We were prevented from doing so as the Parks Canada had...More

Thank Suhas T
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Reviewed yesterday

A very beautiful lake. Well worth the stop. A great place to take awesome pictures. A even better place to just enjoy nature.

Thank Pitt-Duq
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Reviewed yesterday

First rule - GO EARLY. Second rule - IGNORE THE FIRST RULE AND YOU WILL WASTE A LOT OF TIME. This lake is actually more beautiful than Louise, but does not have the chalet and the press. It is so worth the drive!! There are...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow wow wow, this place is spectacular. We were lucky enough to drive straight into a parking space at 11.30am on a Saturday, road was closed when we drove out an hour later. Walked up the rubble path with infant in the front pack which...More

1  Thank jasmine j
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the hotel on site so my review is a little different than if you visit just for the day. We were able to enjoy the lake when it wasn't so busy and it's just beautiful. We took the canoe out on the...More

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s a short drive from Lake Louise. Take it but get there early because of traffic. Short walk from the parking but watch your footing. It’s worth it a small beautiful lake. A tip if your coming from the highway you may not be able...More

Thank JBRetired
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in Canmore. So we left at 4 am to arrive before Sun rise. So many people were already there doing the same thing. If course the amazing blue of the water doesn't show till the sun hits it. The view from the rock...More

Thank Ronda M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best lake visited so far. Very little parking we attempted to visit twice. Went about 0930 in the am. Otherwise parking does not permit mass visitors. This is what makes it special in an area more and more overrun by tourists. Flat hiking trails...More

1  Thank Seez
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So different from lake Louise or Banff. Off the Beaton track. Very little parking so get there early. Canoeing would be good but limited number of boats and ends at 5 pm. So get there early again

Thank eehill17
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Reviewed 3 days ago

go real early in am, before 8 or go around 630 pm. the crowds are out of control. views are beautiful, not too remote though.

Thank Ben C
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Shannon P
18 June 2018|
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Response from Ben H | Reviewed this property |
We were there this past weekend and it took 20 minutes but i know the road closes during winter so you may not be able to get there anyway , you will need to keep an eye on the website to get latest updates , also check... More
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soccerislife61
16 June 2018|
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Response from Aaron B | Reviewed this property |
Hello fellow Texan , July would be a great time to visit . And I wouldn’t worry about the water because that’s the natural color . My only suggestion is to get there extremely early . The parking is very limited , we had to... More
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madbeck
6 June 2018|
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Response from Owensmom3 | Reviewed this property |
If you are talking about the national park pass then yes you can go to the park. I would recommend to get the year pass if you plan on going to more than one park, it is easier than getting a pass for each day. You could... More
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