The waters of Moraine Lake seem like they have been poured straight from the heavens into the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The towering mountains encircle the deep blue surface of the lake in a formation so extraordinary, only Mother Nature could shape it.
Piles of boulders have been seemingly dropped by the hands of giants, forming miniature mountains near the lakeshore. Let yourself be drawn to the trails that wind amongst the rocks and travel beyond to alpine meadows and sparkling lakes.
Good To Know
- < 1hr or 1-3 hrs
- Jun - Oct
Personal vehicle access to Moraine Lake is not available. Reserve a seat on the Parks Canada shuttle , book a guided tour, or take Roam Transit (fall service only).
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
The road to Moraine Lake is only open to vehicle traffic during the summer months, personal vehicles are not permitted but shuttles, public transit and guided tours are available. In the winter the road is track set for cross-country skiing to the Ten Peaks viewpoint. Anything past the viewpoint poses avalanche risk and is not recommended.
Everyday, June - October
If you plan to hike, be sure to check the up-to-date trail conditions (and seasonal restrictions) using the Parks Canada Trail Report.
Take a short hike up the rockpile for the classic Moraine Lake vista. Don't forget your camera!
Shuttles, public transit and guided tours are available to access the lake. Be sure to book your transport in advance to avoid any disappointment.
Parks Canada Shuttles: Daily service operating June - October.
Roam Route 10: Daily service operating September – October.
Guided Tours: Multiple options available.
Let's do this!
Take a guided sightseeing tour, transit or shuttle to Moraine Lake for the best experience