The Glacial Moraine Lake

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Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, in Alberta, Canada. 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 area around the lake has several walking/hiking trails. That 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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3 thoughts on “The Glacial Moraine Lake

  1. Wonderful impressions from all the seasons. I have seen many captures of this beautiful lake lately and Banff National Park is high on my love-to-visit list. Gorgeous nature!

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