Moraine Lake, Lake Louise
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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. Put Moraine Lake at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lake Louise vacation trip planner.
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  • Just go to relax, drink in nature, and walk through the forest beside the lake. Yes, there are too many tourists, but most respect the quietness of the woods. Oh, and look up at the mountains around y...  more »
  • Me and my other half did a road trip from Vancouver to Banff. We stayed in Banff for a few nights and drove up to Lake Louise on one of the days... As well as this, we stopped by Moraine Lake after ou...  more »
  • Lake Louise gets many of the plaudits -and in many ways deservedly so. BUT Moraine lake is even better. Do not miss it -if you can, do take the lake walk in the evening after the crowds have gone to h...  more »