Moraine Lake, Lake Louise

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#1 of 309 in Parks in Alberta
Water Body Nature / Park
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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  • And visit not only forced s almost a day to the extent possible, but doing some of the routes that are marked in the area, turning the surrounding area and discover the vegetation, life and the spectacular skyline of the area. You can end your trekking with feet in the Lake (refreshing) or a quiet canoe ride.
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  • Caught a shuttle to Moraine Lake and it was one of the most spectacular sights I've seen. From the top of the rock pile, you get a good view.  more »
  • We were in awe from the moment we stood before this amazing site. From the fabulous walk to Consolation Lake, then kayaking on the lake to the walk to Larch Valley, we loved our visit to Lake Moraine  more »

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