Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

Moraine Lake is a beautiful, glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is one of Canada’s most beautiful and popular visit destinations.

The lake has a surface area of 50 hectares. Being glacially fed, it doesn't reach its crest until mid to late June. The lake has a distinctive shade of blue. The colour is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.

Moraine Lake is located near Lake Louise village. The 13 km road to Moraine Lake opens the Tuesday after Victoria Day in mid-May and closes the Tuesday after Canadian Thanksgiving in mid-October. During the winter, the road is trackset for skiing and the lake itself inaccessible due to avalanche hazard.

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