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Moraine Lake

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Address: 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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This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its...

This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its appearance on the back of the Canadian dollar bill.

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Moraine Lake has suberb views and fantastic scenery. Well worth a side trip off the Icefields Parkway

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Kathleen H
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Pincher Creek, Canada
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Pincher Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Moraine Lake has suberb views and fantastic scenery. Well worth a side trip off the Icefields Parkway

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Thank Kathleen H
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After we visited Lake Louise we drove to see the Moraine Lake. Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 km outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. Due to elevation, the temperature is colder than at Lake Louise. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and it has amazing water colour!... More 

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Thank Marinales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In the summer, usually a lot of visitors. Recommend to walk the lake shore trail to the end of the lake, it's quieter and very beautiful.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most stunning vistas you will see in your life! Get there early and use the shuttle. Hike to the back and find a place to sit and enjoy the view. The entire place smells like Christmas! You can't leave this place without having your soul moved. Lake Louise doesn't even hold a candle to Lake... More 

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Thank 400CarrieAnne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice place, with much to view and walk. There is a Lodge there if you want to stay. Also, there is a gift shop named The Trading Post, with a coffee/tea/snack bar. In fact, I felt in love with a beautiful lady working on there that made me a latte to get warm.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moraine lake is fantastic and better than, the much praised, Lake Louise. It does tend to get crowded and carpark is not large. It was closed for much of the day due to overcrowding. It is best to go in the early morning or late evening.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moraine Lake is definitely worth the visit. Lovely walking trails around the Lake and into the mountains. Spectacular photo opportunities.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What more can one say, worth the effort to find a parking spot. I think the jagged mountains around Morraine Lake are just the most awe inspiring. Between Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Emerald Lake and Morraine there aren't any more beautiful.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Banff many many times but for some reason we had never been to Moraine Lake....it is simply beautiful and I recommend everyone try to see it at least once!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rented a canoe and got the license, didn't catch anything but what a beautiful calm nature feeling just relaxing floating in this Lake with not a care in the world, ahhhh. This Lake is a WOW factor ! Must experience the wonderful feeling and beauty of nature at its best in Lake Moraine.

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