Moraine Lake Lodge
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- Moraine Lake LodgeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet. The lake (when full) reflects a distinct shade of blue. The colour is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.
I've only been here in the fall and didn't find it too crowded and otherwise over loved. The Lodge itself was also more peaceful (and just before its early October seasonal closing) and is a nice place to stay, have a meal, or just relax a bit.
The area around the lake has several walking/hiking trails which are, from time to time, restricted because of grizzly bear activity. Parks Canada provides the updated trail conditions and/or restrictions. The easiest (and most common) tourist route is the Rockpile Trail along the actual moraine. It's short and easy and arguably provides the most photographed scene in Canada. That view of the mountains behind the lake in Valley of the Ten Peaks is known as the Twenty Dollar View, as Moraine Lake was featured on the reverse side of the 1969 and 1979 issues of the Canadian twenty dollar bill.
Dining options at Moraine Lake Lodge include a restaurant. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a library and self parking.
Bathrooms feature hair dryers.
- Children 8 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryer
- In-House Dining
- Family Rooms
- Car Rental Desk
Excellent!168 reviews across the web.
- Guests think this is a good hotel for sports.
- Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
- Service91% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Location88% loved the excursions to surrounding areas.
- Hotel BuildingVery nice building.
- BeachWonderful beach.
- GroundsBeautiful grounds.
- HotelHotel is great.