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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Alberta
http://morainelake.com/

Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi).

The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The colour is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.

Photo Credit: "Moraine Lake Alberta Canada" by Bede735 - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moraine_Lake_Alberta_Canada.jpg#/media/File:Moraine_Lake_Alberta_Canada.jpg

Text Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moraine_Lake

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  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ joycetao/ Nov 6, 2017
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    guestBook Guestbook/ jfox123/ Feb 19, 2015 Morraine Lake - Homecoming

    Throughout high school I became infatuated with travelling and trying to get as far away from Canada as possible. I ended up taking a year off after high school and travelling around Europe for four months. When I returned from this journey I felt that there was little that could please me back here in Canada. I had just come back from seeing many major, beautiful sights of the world and I was constantly daydreaming of going back to see more. Shortly after returning, a friend of mine convinced me to go on a road trip with her to Banff. While I had been there before, I did not remember the beauty that I was about to experience here in my own country. I found myself falling back in love with Canada all over again. Coming from the prairies and being just a drive away from a place as vastly different as Banff is truly an amazing experience that hardly any other countries can offer. I discovered that I may have found inspiration in all of these other countries but that equal, if not greater, inspiration can be found here in my own country. Not only that, but whether I am in the flat fields of Saskatchewan or in the mountainous scenery of Alberta I can always come home to Canada to feel a sense of belonging. I am excited to discover everything else my country has to offer and continue to find inspiration from the beautiful place I call home.

  • The Photo Says It All
    guestBook Guestbook/ Adelossantos13/ Feb 16, 2015 The Photo Says It All

    My family lived in the Philippines and we moved to Canada when I was at the age of nine. My father made it a tradition for us to go on road trips every summer. We've explored many famous parks around British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Out of all of the photos, this one's my favourite. I took this photo of one of the spots we went to. Captured at Moraine Lake found within the Canadian Rocky Mountains within Banff National Park, I think this photo captivated the beauty of Canada's treasures and the impact it has on me. At an early age I found that I love nature. I would go around the parks when I was young and pick flowers. I'd find ways, at the age of 10, to nag my family on how to make eco-friendly decisions around the house. It was these road trips that shaped my identity today, I'm currently in the process of perusing a career in Environmental Engineering. When I'm down or upset about something, I like to go on nature walks, hikes, and bike rides down to the beach. It's something about seeing nature, and the ocean that instantly puts me in a better mood. I sit and will continue to sit in awe at the amazing natural views living in Canada. It's a beautiful thing when something so natural has the power to inspire you and make you proud.

  • Moraine Lake - Moraine Lake
    guestBook Guestbook/ Kait57/ Feb 4, 2015 Moraine Lake - Moraine Lake

    Serene lake with a crystal reflection

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NEWS FEED
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ joycetao/ Nov 6, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ zuzubak/ Jun 9, 2017
  • Morraine Lake - Homecoming
    guestBook Guestbook/ jfox123/ Feb 19, 2015 Morraine Lake - Homecoming

    Throughout high school I became infatuated with travelling and trying to get as far away from Canada as possible. I ended up taking a year off after high school and travelling around Europe for four months. When I returned from this journey I felt that there was little that could please me back here in Canada. I had just come back from seeing many major, beautiful sights of the world and I was constantly daydreaming of going back to see more. Shortly after returning, a friend of mine convinced me to go on a road trip with her to Banff. While I had been there before, I did not remember the beauty that I was about to experience here in my own country. I found myself falling back in love with Canada all over again. Coming from the prairies and being just a drive away from a place as vastly different as Banff is truly an amazing experience that hardly any other countries can offer. I discovered that I may have found inspiration in all of these other countries but that equal, if not greater, inspiration can be found here in my own country. Not only that, but whether I am in the flat fields of Saskatchewan or in the mountainous scenery of Alberta I can always come home to Canada to feel a sense of belonging. I am excited to discover everything else my country has to offer and continue to find inspiration from the beautiful place I call home.

  • The Photo Says It All
    guestBook Guestbook/ Adelossantos13/ Feb 16, 2015 The Photo Says It All

    My family lived in the Philippines and we moved to Canada when I was at the age of nine. My father made it a tradition for us to go on road trips every summer. We've explored many famous parks around British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Out of all of the photos, this one's my favourite. I took this photo of one of the spots we went to. Captured at Moraine Lake found within the Canadian Rocky Mountains within Banff National Park, I think this photo captivated the beauty of Canada's treasures and the impact it has on me. At an early age I found that I love nature. I would go around the parks when I was young and pick flowers. I'd find ways, at the age of 10, to nag my family on how to make eco-friendly decisions around the house. It was these road trips that shaped my identity today, I'm currently in the process of perusing a career in Environmental Engineering. When I'm down or upset about something, I like to go on nature walks, hikes, and bike rides down to the beach. It's something about seeing nature, and the ocean that instantly puts me in a better mood. I sit and will continue to sit in awe at the amazing natural views living in Canada. It's a beautiful thing when something so natural has the power to inspire you and make you proud.

  • Moraine Lake - Moraine Lake
    guestBook Guestbook/ Kait57/ Feb 4, 2015 Moraine Lake - Moraine Lake

    Serene lake with a crystal reflection

Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi).

The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The colour is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.

Moraine Lake Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Alberta
http://morainelake.com/
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Photo: "Moraine Lake Alberta Canada" by Bede735 - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moraine_Lake_Alberta_Canada.jpg#/media/File:Moraine_Lake_Alberta_Canada.jpg