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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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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%
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“rock pile” (349 reviews)
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Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Went there 2017 Aug 6 (Sun) morning at 8:15am. Can't find a parking spot! Went back same day 18:50, still waited for a very long time for parking. Aug 8 (Tue) 19:20, went there didn't wait long. Advice: get there before 8am or after 7pm....More

Thank Yinxin Z
Reviewed yesterday

we hiked from moraine lake to consolation lake. This was a beautiful hike! Moderately steep, trail in good condition. This August 2017 there are forest fires so there is a lot of haze obscuring the mountain views.

Thank CharlieBenSam
Reviewed yesterday

First of all, Parks Canada needs traffic control to start at 7 AM instead of 9:30 AM. It is a dangerous situation along that 11 km stretch of highway. We arrived at 8 AM, but the parking lot was full and people began parking along...More

1  Thank pw0867
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Moraine Lake is between Lake Louise and Emerald Lake. Many visitors prefer waking up early at sunrise to go to this lake, but we choose to go here at sunset. We started off early with Lake Louise and then we went to Emerald Lake in...More

1  Thank chuckienguyen
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the most stunning lakes in Canada. Easily accessible, 1 hour from hotel at Lake Louise then onto a motor boat to the pure clean water and glacier views.

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beautiful blue lake should be visited early in the morning. It is extremely crowded from 8 AM, and you may NOT find a parking lot later in the morning. We went there 7 AM and parking was ok. You may climb the stone pile...More

Thank Johannes S
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a truly amazing mountain setting but make sure to visit extra early in the day because of the crowds of visitors hence the loss of 1 rating point. The parking lot get full very quickly and eventually the road is closed as a...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On the first day we arrived at 7:10 am and missed the last parking spot by a couple of minutes! We bagged it and went to Lake Louise instead. Second attempt next day we got here at 6:30 am and the parking was half full...More

1  Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 2 days ago

i would really recommend a visit we chodse to go here late afternoon to avoid the crowds and watched the sunset here. some great walks around the lake

Thank VGAqa12
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my favorite lake in the Canadian Rockies. For the best view be sure to climb the "rock pile". It's not difficult if you follow the steps and you will be rewarded at the top. The color of the water/surrounded by mountains gave the...More

Thank Susan B
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5 August 2017|
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Response from FWL5346 | Reviewed this property |
Usually around mid October
Ryan M
28 July 2017|
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Response from Roger P | Reviewed this property |
Freeze your tush off? In Canada? How would that be possible? The water at Moraine is beautiful all year round. Ice off until freeze up. To really appreciate the colors, you need to catch a little altitude. Bring some boots... More
Macy B
26 July 2017|
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Response from Roger P | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Get a copy of Hiking Lake Louise and it'll help guide your hikes based on your level of skill and fitness.