Moraine Lake Lodge Banff National Park Rocky Mountains, Canada
The lodge places you next to Moraine Lake. The cabins are hidden away on the edge of this famous, turquoise, glacially fed lake. The lake is one of Canada’s most photographed places The view of Moraine Lake crowned by ten notable mountain peaks is breathtaking. The view of Moraine Lake crowned by ten notable mountain peaks is breathtaking.
The area offers some of the best hiking in the Rockies. The hikes that are accessed from Moraine Lake traverse prime grizzly bear habitat. The lake is visited by approximately 4000 tourists per day. Staying at the lodge allows you to admire the lake at dusk or dawn when most people have left. The area accessible to day visitors is shown first. The part of the lodge that is accessible to overnight guests only is shown from 238. The restaurant is also located downstairs.
Moraine Lake Lodge Banff National Park Rocky Mountains, Canada Photo Gallery
It is only open for breakfast & dinner (shown at the end of the post). The Snowshoe Cafe is located adjacent to the restaurant. It offers a variety of deli foods, pastries, sandwiches, beverages, snacks and ice creams. Although non-guests can visit the shop and cafe, they are not allowed in other areas of the lodge. Overnight guests can park their car in front of the lodge. Finding a parking spot near the lake can be a challenge for day visitors in summer. Hotel entrance & lobby.
The lodge was built 25 years ago, but does not feel tired and the infrastructure is well maintained. The reception area is quite small. But since the lodge is built on an intimate scale, the lobby never feels very crowded. The lodge was designed by architect Arthur Erickson. His challenge was to build a facility that would blend with the environment. The library is connected to the reception area. Here, overnight guests can relax after a hike, meet other travelers, or read quietly by the fire.