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Moraine Lake open for day visits beginning July 1, 2020

Day Visits

Moraine Lake Lodge



Located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park, Moraine Lake is crowned by ten notable peaks.  A truly bucket list item, Moraine Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.  It was even featured on the back of an old $20 Canadian bill at one time!   The lake is stunning in colour which is created from glacial silt and is one of the most photographed lakes in the Canadian Rockies.  The area offers an array of activities; you can rent a canoe and paddle to the end of the lake, take a stroll along the shoreline, or hike a number of beautiful routes including Consolation Lakes, Larch Valley, Sentinel Pass and Eiffel Lake. If you prefer, you could simply purchase a beverage from Moraine Lake Lodge’s Snowshoe Café, find a bench to sit on and take in the lake and the beautiful surroundings.


What better way to experience the beauty of Moraine Lake than gliding through its serene blue waters on a canoe? Moraine Lake Lodge offers high-quality canoe rentals to visitors at our canoe dock from July 1 to mid-September.


Open daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Last boat rental at 4:00pm
July 1 to mid-September

Starting from $80.00 CAD plus tax per canoe for a one hour rental.
Paddle, life jackets and basic instruction are provided.

Please Note

• Each canoe can accommodate two to three people
• Canoes are available on a first-come, first-served basis (we do not take reservations)
• Unfortunately, pets are not permitted in the canoes
• Due to water levels, our canoe dock is only in operation from July 1 to mid-September
• Please note that we do close down without notice due to inclement weather (snow, rain and wind)

Walter Wilcox Dining

Walter Wilcox Dining


Open for dinner only with seating from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. Situated within our mountain lodge the restaurant offers a unique, elegant menu showcasing the best cuisine from the region. Reservations required.  As our restaurant is small, please note we have limited seating for guests who are not staying at the lodge.


The Snowshoe Cafe

The Snowshoe Cafe

Open July 1 – mid-September
from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Offering tea, coffee, cold beverages, and selection of daily sandwiches, baked goods and soup. Outdoor patio seating by the lodge is available for cafe patrons.

Gift Store

Gift Store

Open July 1 – mid-September
8:30am – 6:00pm Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 7:00pm Friday – Sunday

Visit Moraine Lake Trading Post for outerwear, clothing, Adrian Klis handbags and accessories, jewelry, Rocky Mountain design souvenirs and specialty food products including Roger’s chocolates, maple syrups, honey and smoked salmon. Unique Canadian collectibles and souvenirs provide great take-home memories.




Parking is limited at Moraine Lake.   Please be advised that Parks Canada, often closes the road for traffic control. A shuttle service is offered by Parks Canada.  For information on shuttle times and fares, please visit Parks Canada website.

Parks Canada



Several beautiful hikes are accessible from Moraine Lake, including the Rock Pile, Consolation Lakes and the famous Larch Valley trail. For up-to-date trail information and conditions, please visit the Parks Canada Website.




Moraine Lake is located in the heart of Banff National Park, a pristine wilderness. When visiting the area, please be sure to practice “Leave No Trace,” by packing out all garbage and staying on the trails. Please be respectful of the wildlife; do not feed the animals (big and small) and avoid making loud disruptive noises. The use of drones is illegal in the National Park, please leave them at home!

“Definitely take out a canoe – what a thrill to be out on that beautiful water and to see the mountains from a different perspective.”


Travelling as a family?

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Cathedral Mountain Lodge

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