Moraine Lake, Lake Louise

4.8
#1 of 305 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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  • Wait are away to most, or very very early, but you have to look at, if the light fits! Good Cafe with great coffee and tasty Somoza.
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  • During a trip in September we attempted to check out Moraine Lake and Lake Louise on a Friday afternoon but there was absolutely no parking! One person suggested arriving before 9;00am to get parking....  more »
  • During the day, this will be a drama with parking in view of the small parking lot. The road is also closed if it is full. We are at 7 pm starting from Lake Louise campground to the Lake, which is good to do. Parking was no problem, and we could via the trunks in the water layers on the rock climbing with a beautiful view over the Lake. Do so good shoes
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