Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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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  • It’s much better than Lake Louise with less headache for parking. It is also possible to canoe on the lake. Bathrooms are available 
    It’s much better than Lake Louise with less headache for parking. It is also possible to canoe on the lake. Bathrooms are available  more »
  • What a stunning lake this is, set within a mountainous backdrop, it’s gorgeous, albeit rather chilly even with the sunshine on a mild day! The walk ways are natural after a small piece of pathway so.....  more
    What a stunning lake this is, set within a mountainous backdrop, it’s gorgeous, albeit rather chilly even with the sunshine on a mild day! The walk ways are natural after a small piece of pathway so.....  more »
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  • never seen a lake more beautiful that this one, the color is unique
  • Get there early. Huge crowds. Parking lot full by 630AM.

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