Moraine Lake, Lake Louise

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Must see · 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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Banff National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We got there at 8:30 am and there were lots of cars already. Apparently in the summer you have to get there really early to get a parking spot. Trails are well marked. We did the lakeshore trail (a...  more »
  • We must have got lucky, arrived on the Friday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend 2020 and had no trouble finding parking. It was an overcast day and lightly raining off and on and that probably was a.....  more »
  • Absolutely stunning, a must see if you visit Banff National Park. It is a busy place so you need to time it right to find parking. Parks Canada will block off the road at particularly busy times. It.....  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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