Holidays to Moraine Lake, Canada

Moraine Lake is a glacier-fed lake of the most dazzling hue of electric blue. It’s in Banff National Park, set in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, just outside the village of Lake Louise.

This is hiking country, so pack your sturdiest boots and comfiest socks if you’re up for one of the more challenging trails, perhaps up into the larch forest high above the lake. However, the less energised shouldn’t be put off – there’s also an easy 20-minute lakeside stroll where you can take in the view to Mount Fay and the Fay Glacier. Heading to the top of the Rockpile is where many get a perfect photo of Moraine Lake (it’s going to be a framer, trust us).

Hire a canoe or kayak and head out on those mesmerising and tranquil waters. The colour is most striking at the end of spring, when it’s a vivid blue. But you might catch Lake Moraine wearing an emerald or turquoise shade, depending what time of year you visit. 



  • Challenge yourself to a testing hike into the larch forests for a birdseye view of Lake Moraine

  • Enjoy a gentle paddle to the middle of the lake and dabble your fingers in that cool glacier water

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Born in Toronto, I spent two years living in British Columbia after university, where I was completely taken by the incredible wilderness and adventure opportunities. Since then, I’ve travelled extensively in this vast country. Highlights have included observing the polar bears of Hudson Bay, spending time in the beautiful walled city of Quebec and whale watching off the coast of Vancouver Island.

Moraine Lake trip ideas

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