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Moraine Lake
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Moraine Lake

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

Difficulty
Easy
Duration
< 1hr or 1-3 hrs
When
Jun - Oct
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Plan Ahead

Personal vehicle access to Moraine Lake is not available. Taking shuttles, transit or a tour is your best way to visit the lake. Booking in advance is essential. Discover your options.

Location

Distance from Banff:
71km
Distance from Lake Louise:
14km

When to go

Operating Dates

MonthOperating Status
JanClosed
FebClosed
MarClosed
AprClosed
MayClosed
JunOpen
JulOpen
AugOpen
SepOpen
OctOpen
NovClosed
DecClosed

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.

Busy Times

Everyday, June - October

Local Tips

  • 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.

Getting There

  • Shuttles, transit and tours are available to access Moraine Lake. Booking your transportation in advance is essential. Discover your options.

Useful Links

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Take a guided sightseeing tour, transit or shuttle to Moraine Lake for the best experience

Parks Canada

Community & Government
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Roam Public Transit

Shuttles & Taxis
Location
Banff Town Area
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ABest Transport and Tour Services

Shuttles & Taxis
Location
Surrounding Areas
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Banff Sedan

Shuttles & Taxis
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Brewster Sightseeing

Activity & Tour Providers
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Discover Banff Tours

Activity & Tour Providers
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Hop On Banff

Activity & Tour Providers
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Fairview Limousine

Shuttles & Taxis
Location
Lake Louise Area
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Moraine Lake Bus Company

Shuttles & Taxis
Location
Lake Louise Area
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Radventures Canada

Activity & Tour Providers
Location
Banff Town Area
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Mountain Park Transportation

Shuttles & Taxis
Location
Lake Louise Area
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White Mountain Adventures

Activity & Tour Providers
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WowBanff Sightseeing

Activity & Tour Providers
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