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 Banff National Park vacation trip planner.
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  • This is another must to visit lake. You can hike around the lake, but we just sat on the rocks and admire the beauty. Very relaxing and tranquility is great, it could be busy here, but even with the c...  more »
  • We were there late May and the lake was still frozen over. However, the views were still quite good. Parking is troublesome at times and getting parked can take a bit of time. Once parked though the s...  more »
  • We visited at the end of may and the lake was partly frozen and covered in snow, so we didn't have the AHH moment that most people speak of. Make sure you check the weather and lake conditions before ...  more »