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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” (264 reviews)
“gift shop” (90 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 yesterday

This is a scenic lake with majestic mountains as a backdrop. From the ground level, one can debate whether Moraine Lake is just as beautiful as Lake Louise, but near the parking lot is the Rockpile. There is a 1/4 mile trail consisting of rock...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed yesterday

I'm not usually super taken by scenery but this was one of the best places we stopped to look around in the whole of Canada. Magnificent scenery.

Thank aliv21
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful scenery. Good parking but may have to park on road during holidays as it gets very busy. Worth the climb to the viewpoints for better views of lake. Food, shop etc available

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must visit place enjoyed by many lovely lake and mountains colours spectacular didn't see that much wildlife on our trek just squirrels and the odd mouse. The pine tree aromas and quiet make this place very special. Put it on your list of things...More

Thank flavell
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were able to drive up as it was not so crowded that day. The view of Lake moraine out of this world. There are several hikes that you can take and the overview is spectacular. At a minimum you should walk up over the...More

Thank Fastphilad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly a must-see lake just a short drive from Lake Louise. Get to the trail head early for parking, or go later in the early evening, otherwise you have to park a long distance away and get shuttled to the trail head which can take...More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure to hike up onto the rock pathway in order to see the entire splendor of this lake. You can also canoe out onto it from down below

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful peaceful lake, a few less crowded then Lake Louise but well worth a stop and walk around

Thank daisyboat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a stunning place. We think it is slightly better than Lake Louise. We just made the last parking space, so try and get here early in the day, parking is at a premium. Absolutely beautiful.

Thank Johnthewhit
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun day trip to hike by a beautiful mountain lake. Recommend reading up about the lake before you visit so as to fully understand this unique place and historic significance.

Thank Wdad
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5 September 2017|
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Response from Dushyantha P | Reviewed this property |
Did not see any cruises on Lake Moraine. A canoe might be more practical as its a fairly small lake compared to Lake Louise for example.
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
23 August 2017|
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Response from GUPPIE80 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no problem! It's not that hard to paddle around, you'll have enough time to see the lake.