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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Banff National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This was the highlight of a 2-week trip across the Rockies via Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver Island and Vancouver. The mountains and the colour of the lake made this a truly amazing...  more »
  • The best lake that I have seen in Alberta, Canada. There is a trail to climb up a little bit on the rock formation just next to the parking area, you will get the best view and to take beautiful...  more »
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  • A marvel of the world. If anyone ever gets a chance to come here, you better believe it’s worth every effort to. This place is not only a natural masterpiece, but a photographers dream landscape too. It gets quite busy in the summer, so I’d recommend getting there as early in the morning as possible. There’s trails all throughout and routes to different lakes as well. 11/10 recommend!
  • One of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. The lake is crazy blue and the mountains align perfectly. I was lucky enough to get a parking spot at 9am on a Saturday but I heard from my friends they couldn't get parking when they arrived at 6am! Definitely should be on your bucket list to see if it isn't already.
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