Top 5 Most Beautiful Lakes in the Rockies

With so many beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies it’s tough to pin it down to just five, but here they are.


5. Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta

Just 3 miles from the Banff townsite, Lake Minnewanka is the longest lake in the Rocky Mountain National Parks. It’s not just a beautiful spot, but also a fantastic place to spot wildlife.

Tours include:
Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Minnewanka Cruise and Wildlife Tour
Discover Banff and it’s Wildlife


4. Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta

Maligne Lake and it’s tiny Spirit Island areĀ  absolutely beautiful. Since Spirit Island is 14km up the lake with no trail access nearby, the best way to enjoy it is on a lake cruise.

Enjoy Maligne Lake and Spirit Island on:
Jasper Sightseeing Tour and Maligne Lake Cruise


3. Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta

Pronounced pea-toe, Peyto Lake is the highlight of the Icefields Parkway, the highway that links between Lake Louise and Jasper . It’s best seen from the Peyto Lake Lookout, close to Bow Summit, the highest point on the Icefields Parkway at 6,827ft.

Tours that include a stop a Peyto Lake:
Athabasca Glacier Trail
Icefields Parkway and Glacier Experience, a one way trip from Banff to Jasper (also available in the opposite direction)


2. Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

Probably the best-know of all lakes in the Canadian Rockies. Stunning. Enough said.

Explore Lake Louise on:
Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls
Icefields Parkway and Glacier Experience


1. Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta

Situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks just 8 miles south of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake is only half the size but, some would say, even more stunning.

Experience it’s delights on the following tours:
Discover Lake Louise & Moraine Lake
Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls

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