Moraine Lake in Banff owes its crystal clear waters to a glacially fed stream and sits at an altitude of 1,885 metres. When it is full, usually around June, it reflects a distinct shade of blue, thought to come about due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis. There are several walking tracks around the lake, taking you to countryside so beautiful that it was featured on the back of the Canadian twenty dollar bill for just over a decade.
The picturesque lake is situated in the beautiful Valley Of The Ten Peaks in Banff National Park and is widely considered one of the most photographed scenes in the Canadian Rockies – if not the whole of Canada.
This breathtaking view is just one of the unforgettable sights that you’ll take in on a Luxury Gold by Insight Vacations tour.
Moraine Lake and the surrounding National Park is one of the most breathtaking stops on the Majesty of the Rockies and Alaska Cruise tour.
Beginning in vibrant Vancouver, guests will start their 21 day tour in style in the heart of Canada’s premier shopping and entertaining district. The tour will take you by road, rail and sea on the ultimate journey through pristine wilderness. Travellers also get the opportunity to experience the unforgettable sights from the Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf viewing car.
The inimitable grandeur of Lake Moraine can also be witnessed with the Trans-Canadian Grandeur tour – a 16 day showcase of Canada’s picturesque landscape. As one of the most renowned long-distance journeys in the world, the Grandeur tour will begin in Vancouver and take you through Banff and Jasper, located in the Rocky Mountains, and onto the western Prairies to Toronto. Capturing the unbridled beauty of the Canadian landscape, both tours will inspire, engage and leave the traveller with memories to last a lifetime.