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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock pile” (289 reviews)
“top of the rock” (96 reviews)
“gift shop” (96 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this lake... Definitely our favorite in the area with amazing photo opportunities. Unreal how beautiful it was and the great short hikes around it. A must see.

Thank EricC883
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iconic view, therefore, in 2017 when all the Canadian national parks were made free, it was busy here. Visitor parking overflow was several kilometres before the actual destination

Thank Kenan Ö
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you explore Banff Nationalpark, you have to visit Moraine Lake! It`s less than 1 hour from Lake Louise. In June it was still very icy, so I was happy about my winter boots! You can spend some time walking along the lake and you...More

Thank Johanna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning glacial lake with a gorgeous trail along the shore. Very popular and expect crowds if you are going on a holiday. We had gone on the fourth of july weekend it was quite crowded and we had to wait to get a parking spot....More

Thank Balakrishna R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful place, but you need to be there early in the morning or you won't get a parking spot. We were there before 7 am. It's packed with tourists. On next visit, we'll surly spend more time to walk the trail along...More

1  Thank HH630210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Post card perfect scenery with literally a spectacular view around every corner. If your lucky, as we were, you may get to see some of the plentiful wildlife along the way including big horn sheep, elk and if you are really lucky, black bear and...More

Thank diandterry365
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the highlights of the Canadian Rockies, an absolute must-see. Go early to get parked and walk around the different viewpoints while waiting for the sun to get higher and really light things up. The turquoise blue water and spectacular mountain backdrop...More

1  Thank dhj16
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Don't miss visiting Moraine Lake. Breathtaking views and stunning scenery. Great drive up to the lake with stunning views along the way. In the summer, bring a lunch to have by the lake.

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Moraine Lake is simply stunning. The colors, the mountains, the water, the tress- every bit is glorious. Get there early to avoid the crazy crowds and go to the Rockplie for the best photo opportunities.

1  Thank Deanna D
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Simply one thing to say - Breathtaking. Go and see it yourself. Tip- We were told the road closes unless you go at 7am. We drove past at 4pm and it was open and less busy, we got parked without any issue.

3  Thank Mimosa86
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robert f
14 November 2017|
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Response from AnnEandCharles | Reviewed this property |
It's not a difficult hike but the ground is very stoney and uneven. Personally I would go for the walk alongside the lake for the safety of your children and peace of mind.
5 September 2017|
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Response from AnnEandCharles | Reviewed this property |
The bus tour would be so much better as you are given all the information you would need about the area when on a tour and you can just sit back and enjoy the fantastic views without the hassle of parking up.
30 August 2017|
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Response from Jim T |
In all likelihood you are confusing the two 'M' lakes, Moraine & Maligne (near Jasper), or possibly a third 'M' lake, Minnewanka (nearer to the town of Bannf). Minnewanka & Maligne both have cruises, but Moraine does not... More