Moraine Lake, Lake Louise
(4.8/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
Part of a critical habitat for Canada's grizzlies, Moraine Lake offers several hiking trails with inspiring views of the snow-capped Valley of the Ten Peaks. If the area around the glacier-fed lake looks familiar, that's probably because you've seen it on the back of the country's 20 dollar bill. In June the lake reaches its highest level and reflects a distinct blue shade, caused by deposits of fine-grained rock particles. To stay safe in this "bear country," hike in a group and carry plenty of bear spray. Put Moraine Lake at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lake Louise vacation trip planner.
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  • EQUAL in beauty to Lake Louise is Moraine Lake. We enjoyed a lovely day hiking around the lake and up its hill feasting our eyes on the dream blue water and the season's initial dusting of snow on the...  more »
  • There's a walkway which we took up up to the viewpoint rather than scrambling up the rocks to reach it. And what a view it is! The lake is back lit in the morning and by afternoon the mountains made s...  more »
  • Wow what a beautiful area. I honestly do not know how anyone could rate this less than a 5. Such beauty is truly a gift. Lots of trails to do around here, great for all experience levels. You can cano...  more »