Moraine Lake In Canada

Moraine Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies. It is not difficult to get a picture perfect photograph of this gorgeous glacially-fed body of water that is located in Banff National Park. 

In my opinion, it is much more spectacular than the nearby Lake Louise.

Why is the water so blue? The stunning turquoise water is a result of the refraction of light off silt-like glacial rocks at the bottom of the lake. Sometimes the glacial flour, as it is called, can float in the water, giving it a milky texture.

The bright colours and dramatic alpine surroundings were breathtaking – especially when seen from the hiking trails above. 

Moraine lake has to be one of the best lakes in Canada, but my favourite of all was Peyto Lake

Lake Minnewanka was also stunning. 

Do you like this photo of Moraine Lake? 

 

4 Comments

    • December 18, 2012 / 13:27

      Cheers Fernando!

  1. December 9, 2012 / 14:30

    I agree Lake Moraine is so much more beautiful then Louise and in some ways it felt a little less touristy. I would recommend going in summer because when I went the sun never got high enough to really illuminate the water. This was in late September.
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    • December 18, 2012 / 13:25

      I’m happy I got to see it in the summer, but it must’ve been pretty seeing the lake in a snowy scene as well!