Moraine Lake, Lake Louise

4.8
#1 of 307 in Parks in Alberta
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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  • October 4, 2017
    A visit to this beautiful lake is a must. Climb to the top of a small hill fior breath - taking vista.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    What a beautiful lake. Mind you everyting in the Lake Louise area is amazing. Every time I go West I go to Moraine Lake.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Just stunning views, tranquil lake with towering mountains. There are lots of great walking trails and great information boards.  more »

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