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Is the road to Moraine Lake open?

Is the road to Moraine Lake open?

Lake Louise Village and the Lake Louise Lakeshore are open year-round. The 13 km road to Moraine Lake opens the Tuesday after Victoria Day in mid-May and closes the Tuesday after Canadian Thanksgiving in mid-October. Exact dates may vary depending on snow conditions.

How do you get to the road when Moraine Lake is closed?

You would start at Lake Louise, hike up and over Saddleback pass, down through Sheol valley to Paradise Valley, up to Lake Annette and onward up and over Sentinel Pass, then down to Moraine Lake. Then repeat in reverse to get back to Lake Louise. Take your bear spray.

Is the road to Moraine Lake paved?

Located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies and ringed by high peaks, the road to the lake is totally paved. It’s called Lake Louise Drive. The lake is one of the most photographed spots in Canada.

How long is Moraine Lake Road?

14.9 mile
Moraine Lake via Moraine Lake Road is a 14.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April.

Can you cycle to Moraine Lake?

Cycling the Moraine Lake Road Cycle up the road before it opens! If you make it past that, you have to cross some dodgy avalanche terrain, only to reach a drained and snowy Moraine Lake… But just before the May Long weekend, Parks Canada ploughs the road in anticipation of the summer opening.

Can you bike from Lake Louise to Moraine Lake?

This narrow, mountain road has no shoulders and heavy mixed traffic. It’s best to ride Moraine Lake Road and Lake Louise Drive early or late in the day when traffic volume is lower. Mountain bikers can create a loop by combining with the challenging Moraine Lake Highline Trail (#7).

Why is lake Moraine closed?

Getting to Moraine Lake Moraine Lake is highly popular throughout the peak summer season, when parking lots fill up before sunrise. The road to Moraine Lake is closed during the winter due to heavy snowfall and high avalanche risk.

How early should I get to Moraine Lake?

You can expect Moraine Lake to be busy from 5:30am to 7pm at night. If you want to guarantee yourself a parking spot in the morning, you’ll need to get to Moraine Lake Road by about 5am-5:30am. There are only 150 or so spots at Moraine Lake, and once those get filled, Parks will shut down Moraine Lake Road to vehicles.