|Escape to Moraine Lake Lodge located at the edge of Lake Louise and at the base of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Capture the breathtaking views of the aqua blue glacier lake and the snow peaked mountains. Moraine Lake Lodge is the perfect luxurious getaway for your honeymoon, anniversary, relaxing vacation and the hiking enthusiast. From the Lodge walk into the wilderness to any of the world renown hikes, such as the Wenkchemna Pass and Paget Lookout.
Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake within Banff National Park, about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. The lake, being glacially-fed does not reach its full crest mid to late June due. During full crest, the lake reveals a spectacular shade of bright blue. The color is due to the reflection of light off the rock flour that is deposited into the lake on a continual basis.
The lake is also known for its many hiking trails. The Rockpile trail is the easiest of the trails and most commonly taken by tourists. It is approximately 300 meters long, and an elevation of 24 meters (79 ft). The view of Lake Moraine from the top of the Rockpile trail is one of the most photographed locations in all of Canada. The view of the mountain background is known as the Twenty Dollar View, as Moraine Lake was shown on the reverse side of the 1969 and 1979 issues of the Canadian twenty dollar bill.
A tougher trail is the Consolation Lakes trail, which starts at the same trailhead as the Rockpile but is which is approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) long, with an elevation of 90 metres (300 ft). When reaching Consolation Lakes, many hiking enthusiasts may continue along to the upper lake. After this point, there is no clearly marked trail and there could be many rocky areas on the way up.
There is another trailhead near the canoe docks of Moraine Lake which leads to about five more trails. In total there are around seven different hiking trails in the area.
The wildlife and scenery is spectacular and several hiking trails have been closed periodically due to grizzly bear activity. Parks Canada provides up to date trail conditions and restrictions for the safety of tourists.