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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Banff National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We managed to squeeze into a parking spot, mid-week, by 8:30 a.m. It's like winning the lottery as a lot of people get turned away. We walked up some man made steps to an area with an amazing view of....  more »
  • The negative is Parking:Either go very early ( 5-5:30 a.m) . to get a parking spot or alternatively go later in the evening just before dusk when you can get a parking spot.If not , you will have to.....  more »
  • If you aren’t already aware, Moraine Lake is normally VERY hard to get to due to its popularity. You have to be there before sunrise to even make it up the road before it’s blocked off due to...  more »
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  • Food was expensive but the sights were incredible!
  • Beautiful teal coloured lake. There is a viewpoint with a bunch of great photo taking spots. The area is extremely busy during the day, only way if getting there is by taking the bus from the village below. Best times to go are early in the morning or sometime after 5.
  • A must see..we visited in summer..make sure you reach before 5 am preferable before 4 am...we were lucky to find the second last parking spot at 5 am.. we realized that people slept in their vehicle's to visit this beauty..it's one of the most beautiful places to go...make sure you climb the mountain..to do justice to the view...hope you enjoy as much as we did
  • I got here early, and left before mid day. It made such a difference. Early is much quieter, much more peaceful, much more authentic. Get here early and you'll appreciate the genuine beauty of this wonderful place so much more. The colours of the lake against the forest are gorgeous too
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