Moraine Lake, Lake Louise

4.8
#1 of 1,879 in Things to do in Alberta
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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.
Create an itinerary including Moraine Lake
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Moraine Lake reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
5,818 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Very beautiful, but it's not the most beautiful one! This lake became too much popular in the last few years, so now it's impossible to access it without spending $25 with a shuttle! The rangers...  more »
  • We went at the beginning of October, the week before Moraine Lake Road closed. We're so glad we went - was a beautiful hike along the lake & fantastic views.  more »
Google
  • Food was expensive but the sights were incredible!
  • Beautiful teal coloured lake. There is a viewpoint with a bunch of great photo taking spots. The area is extremely busy during the day, only way if getting there is by taking the bus from the village below. Best times to go are early in the morning or sometime after 5.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Banff National Park

See all ›
Lake Louise
Water Body
Lake Louise Lake Louise
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Peyto Lake ©
Water Body
Peyto Lake Lake Louise
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Lake Minnewanka ©
Water Body
Lake Minnewanka Banff
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Icefields Parkway ©
Scenic Drive
Icefields Parkway
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Banff National Park

Kingmik Dog Sled Tours ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Kingmik Dog Sled Tours Lake Louise
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Plain of Six Glaciers ©
Hiking Trail
Plain of Six Glaciers Lake Louise
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Via Ferrata
Outdoor Activity
Via Ferrata Banff
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Big Beehive ©
Geologic Formation
Big Beehive Lake Louise
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Nature in Banff National Park

See all ›
Bow Falls ©
Waterfall
Bow Falls Banff
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Temple Mountain ©
Mountain
Temple Mountain Lake Louise
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Lake Agnes ©
Water Body
Lake Agnes Lake Louise
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Sulphur Mountain ©
Mountain
Sulphur Mountain
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Banff National Park

Johnston Canyon ©
Hiking Trail
Johnston Canyon
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Parker Ridge Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Parker Ridge Trail Banff
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Mount St. Piran ©
Hiking Trail
Mount St. Piran Lake Louise
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Little Beehive Trail
Hiking Trail
Little Beehive Trail Lake Louise
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Banff National Park

Columbia Ice Field ©
Scenic Drive
Columbia Ice Field Jasper
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Emerald Lake ©
Water Body
Emerald Lake Yoho National Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation Field
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
©
River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Golden
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Nearby attractions in Banff National Park

The Lake Louise Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
The Lake Louise Ski Resort Lake Louise
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Historic Walking Area
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Lake Louise
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Wild Water Adventures ©
Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Wild Water Adventures Lake Louise
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Bow Valley Parkway ©
Scenic Drive
Bow Valley Parkway Banff
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Hop On Banff
Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Hop On Banff Banff
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
Banff by Scooter ©
Outdoor Activity
Banff by Scooter
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Moraine Lake ©
Water Body
Moraine Lake Lake Louise
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cave and Basin National Historic Site ©
Historic Site
Cave and Basin National Historic Site Banff
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min