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8 national parks to visit with your Valentine

Jan. 31, 2013, 11:28 a.m.
Moraine Lake

Photo: Kendall Rittenour/Shutterstock

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Moraine Lake

Location: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Ideal audio accompaniment: “Utopia” by Goldfrapp

Located high in the Canadian Rockies within Banff National Park’s Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake is a fine instance of Mother Nature’s handiwork that’s simply too stunning for words. Naturally, this makes it one of the more popular romantic escapes in a national park chock-full of romantic escapes. But seriously, we’d love to see stats on how many (sweaty/out-of-breath) marriage proposals have occurred on the glacier-fed lake’s walking and hiking trails, how many anniversary kisses have been shared while gliding across the lake in a canoe and, last but not least, how many relationships have been consummated in the gorgeous Moraine Lake Lodge (now with WiFi!).