Banff National Park

Banff National Park
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Moraine Lake is only half the size of its nearby neighbor Lake Louise, but perhaps even more scenic. It’s a glacier-fed lake situated in the beautiful Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park. At the high elevation of 1883 meters, it remains frozen into the month of June and does not reach its crest until mid to late June. Once the glacier water starts to run, it brings with it rock, flour, or silt. This is what the light reflects off to give the lake its stunning deep blue color. Maps, directions and GPS coordinates for Moraine Lake are available online at