Consolation Lakes

Banff, Alberta T1L 1A1

Consolation Lakes

Consolation Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"An easy, half-day stroll through a subalpine forest to a pair of sparkling lakes below the walls of Bident Mountain. Hike is located south of Lake Louise in Banff National Park, with views of Bident Mountain, Mount Quadra, and Mount Temple; Babel Creek, Lower and Upper Consolation Lakes.

The Consolation Valley was named in counterpoint to Desolation
Valley, the original label pinned to the raw, boulder strewn canyon above Moraine Lake now known as Wenkchemna Valley. And the short, shady, gently graded trail into Consolation Lakes should well console weary hikers. No other trail in the park requires as little effort to reach such a gem of an alpine lake basin."

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Our Canadian honeymoon gondola ride grizzy-bear-encounter at Lake Louise, followed by a 4-mile hike at scenic Lake Moraine. (Date hiked: August 13, 2009.) Read the full write-up at:

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Trail Information

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200 feet
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Best July through September
Banff National Park (403) 762-1500
Local Contacts
Banff National Park; Lake Louise 82 N/8
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Nov 2018