Are you the friend in your group who hates hiking? We get it; there are mosquitos, poison ivy, and grizzly bears to worry about. But what if you could enjoy all the sights without dealing with all the dirt and other frightful creatures? This virtual hike in Alberta will take you to a glacial and is perfect if you are someone who prefers to stay indoors, but it's so beautiful it'll actually make you want to get outside as soon as you're able to!

Moraine Lake in Banff is one of the top attractions in Canada, with visitors coming across the globe to see the breathtaking sight. Famous for its crystal clear turquoise water and mountain views, you can experience the beauty right at home.

On Google Earth, you can explore the scenic route that follows the shoreline trail. You'll get to follow the path right along the water, strolling at the edge of a forest filled with leafy green trees.

Even if you are someone who gets exhausted after five steps, you can enjoy this online hike. To navigate yourself, all you need to do is click your mouse to pick the direction where to go.

What makes this virtual experience so exceptional is you can escape the crowds. Typically once the warm weather arrives, this area can be full of people who can block your sight.

But on Google Earth, you'll feel like you have a piece of paradise all to yourself. You can go at your own pace and can stop to admire the sights as you go.

If you have a treadmill or exercise bike at home, you can even pretend you're outside for real.

Who knows, maybe it will inspire you to plan a road trip in the future to see it in person. It is only three hours away from Calgary by car, perfect for a weekend road trip.

If you are looking for more things to keep you entertained at home, make sure to check out some of the other digital trails. No matter where you live, you are only one URL away from sights like Jasper or Yoho National Park.

Moraine Lake

Price: Free

Why You Need To Go: You can explore the sparkling blue water of Moraine Lake from your home.


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