Moraine lake is just half the size of its nearby neighbor lake Louise, but perhaps even more amazing.
It is placed in the charming valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National park.
This glacier-fed lake becomes the most vivid and strong shade of turquoise blue.
The setting of the surrounding wonderful mountain peaks makes the scenic almost surreal.
Rent a canoe or try 1 of the trails in the place that range from casual walks to more strenuous hikes.
Or sit and take in the good looks of the lake.
Moraine lake is one of the most famous scenes in Canada.
The “Twenty Dollar View” takes in the turquoise lake and 10 surrounding mountains.
The vista was once the image on the back of twenty dollar notes in Canada, and the nickname stuck.
Most visitors spend many hours soaking up the views and snapping images with SUP boards.
The scene of rugged snow-capped peaks and clear water surrounded by larch trees is post-card perfect.
There are hiking trails around the canoes and lake for rent.
The lake is just accessible from June to September, as the road is blocked by snow in winter.
The lake is 8.7 miles from Lake Louise and approximately one hour drive west of Banff.
It is a little walk from the parking lot, about 980 feet, up a rocky hill to a viewing platform where you will obtain the top view.
The lake is shinning during the day when the sun is directly overhead.
This is also when the lake is the most crowded, and it can be difficult to find parking.
Come before 10 a.m. and stay to watch the replacing colors on the lake – the water area reflects the 10 peaks.
There are miles of hiking trails neighboring the lake.