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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 4 days ago

Moraine Lake lies in the Valley of the Ten Peaks and you need to see it on a clear day with all the mountains to get the full impact. This was the first lake we visited on our holiday and the view was simply breathtaking!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most amazing lake in the area, we could have sat there all day. The trails were great but get there early because parking is limited, otherwise you have to park elsewhere and pay for a bus to bring you back. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous lake near Lake Louise, it has breath taking mountains behind it. We got there at 6:00am to see the calmness of the lake before it got busy! Definitely worth it!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joh07940
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrive early, as it gets packed for parking early. Don't hesitate to keep driving all the way to the main parking lot...as it gets more and more crowded, people tend to park on the side of the road and walk the rest of the way....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2019

Nothing short of one of the most amazing sites you will ever see in nature. Highly recommend going when the snow covers the mountains. The crystal blue waters pop against the white backdrop. I could have spent all day here just looking at it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brianwerner13
Reviewed 13 February 2019

The place is very quiet for relaxing. You climb up the top of hill. You watch towards the range of mountains which was special effects in your eyes. It's very beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank albertsn
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

It was lifetime experience. We were so glad to finally see one of Canadian best natural sceneries. You probably can’t find any more wildly nown postcards then from there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ark1407
Reviewed 2 February 2019

Wow has been many years since I was here but still remember, how awesome it was. There before the redevelopment of the lodge then and hardly any one else. How times change, this will be a special bonus for those going in the off season....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gary H
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

This is a must see when you visited Alberta! Try to there in the summer and make sure that it’s clear sky or else you will missed the beauty of Moraine Lake and the mountains.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 713sheila
Reviewed 23 January 2019 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
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18 January 2019|
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Response from sylboh | Reviewed this property |
You can cross-country ski to the lake in the winter. The groomed ski trail leads to the edge of the valley (not the lake itself), where you have to cross avalanche terrain to finish the last 1-2kms to the lake - this travel... 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