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How to Visit Moraine Lake in 2024

The closure of Moraine Lake Road to personal vehicle traffic that began in 2023 will continue for the 2024 summer season. You may be wondering – if the road is closed to personal vehicle traffic, how can I visit Moraine Lake this summer? Keep reading, as we have outlined the best tips and tricks to accessing this must-see destination.

Why did this happen?

Parks Canada first announced this change in January of 2023. They cited reasons like the capacity issues of the parking lot, the stress on the wildlife movement in this wildlife corridor, and the 24-hour need for traffic flaggers as factors behind the decision.

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How can I get to Moraine Lake?

There are a variety of ways you can visit Moraine Lake this summer:

    • By taking a shuttle: If you would like to spend more time at Moraine Lake, there are many different shuttle options, operated by Parks Canada or Roam Transit. Keep in mind that shuttle tickets sell out very quickly! Alternatively, there are also commercial transportation operators that you can book with to gain access to Moraine Lake.
    • On a guided tour: With a tour, you’ll get guaranteed access into Moraine Lake, without the hassle of trying to reserve seats on a shuttle. For example, our 3-hour Moraine Lake & Lake Louise Sightseeing Tour crosses two iconic destinations off your list. While the Lake Louise Lakeshore parking lot remains open for a fee, there is a high demand for these spaces. And it is challenging to get a parking space. Let us do the driving, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your time at these lakes. Pro tip: if you bundle a rafting trip with this sightseeing tour, discounts apply. Learn more here.
    • With pedal power: For those up to the challenge of making this 25-kilometre, round-trip adventure. Both bicycles and e-bikes are permitted on the road.


However you get to Moraine Lake, we know that you’ll have a wonderful time there, marvelling at the turquoise waters against the Valley of the Ten Peaks back drop. If you have any questions, our Reservations Specialists can help! You can contact our office via email at info@wildwater.com, or by phone at 403-522-2211 (toll-free: 1-888-647-6444).

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