Photos at Moraine Lake in Banff
In July, I took photos of Eamon and Jaydia at Moraine Lake in Banff. Moraine Lake is known for its bright blue water and breathtaking view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Any time I have the opportunity to take photos at Moraine Lake I am blown away by the beauty! Lake Louise is no different. Stunning blue-green water and mountain views all around make for the perfect location for engagement or wedding photos.
I met Eamon and Jaydia at Moraine Lake on a beautiful day in July. As soon as we met, I knew we would get along so well. They are both incredibly kind, and their personalities are contagious! They love to laugh with each other, so taking photos of them was easy.
When we arrived to take photos at Moraine Lake in Banff, it was looking a little bit rainy but we decided to go ahead and make the trek up to the view point of Moraine Lake! This is one of the most popular spots in Banff National Park. People come from all over the world to snap a photo of the lake, especially at sun rise. So this time I decided on sunset, which is equally as beautiful in my opinion. But on this chilly evening in July, there was hardly any people there! (Granted we visited during the week – which is also a great idea when planning a trip to Moraine Lake)
When we started, a sheet of rain and mist came in from the mountains and created the most beautiful backdrop. Shortly after that, there were small rainbows popping up in different places! It was the perfect way to start off their couple session.
After Moraine Lake, we took the 25 minute drive to Lake Louise. Lake Louise is also known for its stunning water, but most known for the Fairmont Château Lake Louise. This hotel is on the shore of Lake Louise, and from a distance it looks like a castle! We started with photos on the board walk, and then explored the shoreline. Lake Louise is one of my favourite spots! Similar to Moraine Lake, if you get there before sunrise or around sunset, it’s typically a bit more quiet.
Here are some tips for visiting Moraine Lake and Lake Louise:
- Go during the week to avoid crowds
- Try to plan your visit around sunrise or sunset!
- The parking lot at Moraine Lake fills up FAST, so if you don’t go early or late in the day you may have to take a shuttle from Lake Louise town site
- The parking lot at Lake Louise is larger, but it fills up as well. Again, you may have to use the shuttle service
- Plan your trip in the shoulder seasons – Banff National Park is typically busiest during the summer months
- Did you know Moraine Lake is closed to vehicles for most of the year due to avalanches? Be sure to check ahead of time if the road will be open! – https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/installations-facilities/fermetures-closures
Things to do at Moraine Lake:
- Walk along the lakeshore
- Hike to the viewpoint
- Canoe on the lake
- Stay at the Moraine Lake Lodge
- Hike to Consolation Lakes
Things to do at Lake Louise:
- Walk along the lakeshore
- Explore the Fairmont Château Lake Louise (but be aware – some of it is only open to guests)
- Hike Fairview Lookout for a beautiful view of Lake Louise and the hotel
- Canoe or kayak on the lake
- In the winter you can check out the ice castles and skate on the lake! How cool?!
Eamon and Jaydia were recently featured on the Brontë Bride blog. Follow the link below to check it out!