Moraine Lake, Lake Louise

(4.8/5 based on 3,600+ 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 Banff National Park vacation trip planner.
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  • I loved this Lake, I thought it was even better than Lake Louise. It was absolutely stunning, the view something to be hold. but I would advise people to be able to walk up steep inclines. If you can'...  more »
  • Toller Lake with beautiful hiking trails. Of tourists crowded in the summer, therefore the best early in the morning to get up ;)
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  • 14* but beautifully sunny. We left Banff at 8am heading towards Lake Louise - no one on the road yet! Got to moraine lake at 9:30. Stopped at the lake and did the Rockpile walk. By the time we were dr...  more »