Moraine Lake in Canada
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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. The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinctive shade of azure blue.Source: Wikipedia
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More Tips on Moraine Lake from Travelers
- This is Mount Fay, one of the ten peaks surrounding the spectacular Lake Moraine in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This was my first time there and won’t be my last! Any Canadian old enough to remember $20 bills issued in the 60s/70s will recognize this mountain range, which was printed on the back of the bill. While most people take extremely wide angle shots at this location to capture the lake and all the peaks, I found this one peak interesting enough to narrow in on. I love all the little details in the rock and the ridges of snow.
- I have NEVER seen this blue in my life. It was the most surreal thing, like the colour of Gatorade, a thirst quencher which I was longing for after quite the hike to reach this point. All I could do was look up in awe and wonder at the mesmorizing panorama of mountains that surrounded us for miles.
- When you go to Moraine Lake (or a few of the other popular lakes in Banff) you'll often see chipmunks scurrying around where you're standing/sitting. Be careful when you put your food down next to you, I saw a group steal someones chocolate bar at Lake Agnes haha!