Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

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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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Banff National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Visited Moraine Lake on the shuttle bus from Lake Louise, scenery there is stunning, beautiful lake surrounded by huge mountains, there are nice hikes & canoes for hire. The ground squirrals scurry... 
    Visited Moraine Lake on the shuttle bus from Lake Louise, scenery there is stunning, beautiful lake surrounded by huge mountains, there are nice hikes & canoes for hire. The ground squirrals scurry...  more »
  • We decided to visit Moraine Lake on a different day to Lake Louise so that we had ample time at each lake without having to rush. It also meant we could visit each lake early in the morning to avoid.....  more
    We decided to visit Moraine Lake on a different day to Lake Louise so that we had ample time at each lake without having to rush. It also meant we could visit each lake early in the morning to avoid.....  more »
  • Not to be missed! The photos don’t lie- this is a beautiful spot. There is also plenty of space to get away from the crowds and take your own photos. The Fairmont and other companies run shuttles to.....  more
    Not to be missed! The photos don’t lie- this is a beautiful spot. There is also plenty of space to get away from the crowds and take your own photos. The Fairmont and other companies run shuttles to.....  more »
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  • One star for the parking is full at 4:20 am or even earlier.
  • never seen a lake more beautiful that this one, the color is unique
  • Get there early. Huge crowds. Parking lot full by 630AM.
  • Be here before 6am to get a parking spot!
  • vary cool pace but lots of water i hate water

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