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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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This beautiful lake nestled in the mountains is best known for its appearance on the back of the Canadian dollar bill.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“rock pile” (313 reviews)
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Moraine Lake Rd | off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you go in summer, well I believe the road is close in winter, if you in June-August on weekends, be aware that lake Louise and lake Moraine and very busy. In order to beat the crowd you need to go very early before 10am...More

2  Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have to choose between Moraine and Louise the make sure it's Lake Moraine Wow Wow Wow Get there early (before 9) to make sure you can park, climb the rock pile for the most stunning views, enjoy the lakeside walk - and as...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Moraine Lake is a beautiful glacially fed lake and worth the time to visit it. I recommend climbing to the top of the rocks to really take in the scenery and breathe that fresh air! We spent a fabulous hour here.

Thank Slim5144
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A definite must see. Lots of nearby trails. It is a popular place so get there early or late in the day. Recommend coming multiple times as it just never looks the same twice.

Thank chengj91
Reviewed 2 days ago

How does one pick the "most" of anything? Tough call especially when comparing lakes in this part of the world, but I do think this one is my most favorite. Certainly less crowded although you would not think that as you drive up given all...More

Thank lovetohike1111
Reviewed 2 days ago

I definitely preferred Moraine Lake over Lake Louise, so beautiful! As everyone has said, go early or late.

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was recommended to us that we stop by Moraine Lake while in the Lake Louise area. It's about 10 km up a narrow road just as you enter the village of Lake Louise. Lake Moraine was more crowded than we expected with cars parking...More

1  Thank Ron G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Out of all the lakes we seen this trip, Moraine Lake was my favorite. So beautiful! But come after 7 in the evening to enjoy, less people. Be sure to take the trail up the rock pile for the best view.

1  Thank Lovelycin
Reviewed 4 days ago

You see why it's called pile of rocks but the climb up is well worth it. Various views down on the lake which is a different much deeper shade than Lake Louise.

Thank MrsBaum
Reviewed 4 days ago

Winding and steep road from Lake Louise offers wonderful views of the mountains and lakes of Alberta.

Thank Mary R
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Is that drive from Lake Louise to Moraine Lake on Moraine Lake Road? Google Map shows it as over an hour. Is it better to do Lake Louise or Lake Moraine first? Thanks!
17 June 2017|
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Response from Sony Touche S | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if its called Lake Morraine road but it's only around 20-30 mins. It's a narrow road and there is a queue at the "entrance" (a few miles to the Lake Morraine parking area) if there is no space for parking.
is the Moraine lake already thawed or started thawing? we will be there on 28 May, do you think the road to the lake will be opened by then? thanks!!
13 May 2017|
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Response from traveladdict3500 | Reviewed this property |
Helllo, we were at Moraine lake at the end of May 2016 and the road was open and the lake was free of ice.People were even using it to kayak and swim (though too cold for me). Enjoy Canada and have a nice trip. Kind... More
Jamie A
Planning a visit this summer, hoping to rent a canoe. Will have my dog with me, do they allow pets on the canoe with you? He will have a dog life jacket.
10 May 2017|
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Response from Cecile B | Reviewed this property |
Just call the hotel at Fairmont and ask.