Park in the Moraine Lake parking lot located at Moraine Lake 12kms west of
the Lake Louise town site. Banff National Park.
Expect hordes of people here during the summer months.
Moraine Lake Road
is not plowed during the winter months however it is an excellent cross country ski in.
Find the trailhead next to the parking lot and follow until you reach lower
Both lakes are crystal clear with large boulders
on the west shore.
The boulders are from a rock
slide off Mount Babel above. Views of the
hanging Glacier situated on Mount
Quadra are beautiful. In late June
you can watch and listen to snow and ice
avalanche off the surrounding hanging
glaciers. This is one of the easiest
hikes found in the area and is very
popular with tourists that are
Once you reach the first lower lake the going gets awkward. You'll have to work
your way over and through the large rockslide. Its well worth the effort to keep
on going to the second lake. If you're real hardy you can keep going past the
lakes and over Consolation Pass to
Several must do hikes are located in this area.
Local campgrounds include
Castle Mountain and
Plain of Six
Larch Valley & Sentinel Pass,
Mount Fairview, Mount Temple,
located near here.
You are in bear country.