A Better Place for a Banff Canoe Ride by NaturalLight on Flickr.A Better Place for a Banff Canoe Ride I think Moraine Lake is a lot better place to rent a canoe than Lake Louise. It’s insanely beautiful with the sparkling turquoise water from glacial runoff and less crowded. Finely ground silt particles made by glaciers give the water this amazing color, which constantly changes with the time of day and as the clouds come and go. Of course, the ten peaks around the lake don’t hurt a bit. You can put your money on it, or as the Canadians did, put it on your money.