Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta
Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, about 9 miles outside the Village of Lake Louise. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet.
The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinctive shade of blue. The color is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.
The view of the mountains behind the lake in Valley of the Ten Peaks is known as the “Twenty Dollar View”, as Moraine Lake was featured on the reverse side of the 1969 and 1979 issues of the Canadian twenty dollar bill.


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