About the location
The popularity for this place has multiplied during the last years, especially for photographers because of the extremely beautiful lake view towards the mountains in the background. The best timing is probably during sunrise when the first rays will illuminate the top parts of the mountains in beautiful red and orange colors.
The area is beautiful without any doubt, just keep in mind that it's very touristic these days, especially during the day. The lake looks so peaceful on most of the images, but there is a quite huge parking area and lots of tourists are visiting this place after they have been at Lake Louise. Visiting Moraine Lake is a must-see if you are at Banff, but it's quite important to hit the right timing, because visiting it at a touristic day might destroy your imagination from that lonely and untouched lake in the middle of the Rocky Mountains.