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.
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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.
They strictly control the number of cars allowed up at a time and there is no free shuttle, so it stays less busy than Lake Louise. At full capacity the boathouse had canoes available. We waited in the car line for maybe 5-10 minutes around...More
Anyone in the Lake Louise area must make the side trip to Moraine Lake. The view is beautiful and a must see. Go early because the parking area fills fast and they close the road to limit access. You won't believe the views.
We arrived in early June and the lake was still icy. The picture I have on my profile is a picture of Moraine Lake. It was breathtaking.
One of those spectacular places that you want everyone to see before they die. Would love to return again to enjoy the serenity, beauty, light ...it's quite difficult to describe the beauty of this scenery except that it will take your breath away. A must...More
What makes this lake so magical is its scale. It is one of the smaller lakes, much more intimate than Lake Louise and one feels one could almost walk across it. Arriving before 10 a.m. gives you lots of time to explore the whole area...More
Wow, wow, wow. What else can be said. Easily the most beautiful lake we've ever seen. The water here was more beautiful than the Florida Keys. As many have said, GO EARLY, the parking lot was full by 9:00AM. Much more beautiful than Lake Louise.