Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada


What can you expect:

The most beautiful lake in Banff National Park is Moraine Lake. This azure glacial lake is enclosed by forest and sharp mountain peaks. You can take walks around this lake or sail on the lake by canoe. Next to the Moraine Lake Lodge is a mountain of boulders that you can walk on. Once at the top you have a beautiful view, the ideal place to take a holiday photo.

The Water Of Moraine Lake Get beautiful Blue. When the melt water from the glacier up above starts to flow into the lake it brings with it glacial silt, also referred to as rock flour. The silt particles are so fine that they are suspended in the meltwater. It’s the light reflecting off the silt that gives the lake the intense blue colour.

Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 1,884 metres. The lake has a surface area of 50 hectares.

Photographer: Jaime Reimer

For more information see the website below.
Moraine Lake


Moraine Lake can be visited on foot or by car for free.
You can rent a canoe here, or take a tour, that costs money, of course.

Opening hours:

Moraine Lake can be visited all year round. There are no opening times for this.

The location:

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