How to Get to Moraine Lake in 2024

We often get asked how to get to Moraine Lake. Now more than ever, as no more private parking is offered at this stunning lake in Banff. Thankfully, seeing its beauty is still made easy with various options for getting there.

From the Parks Canada Shuttle to private tours or biking and hiking your way up, you’ll get to Moraine Lake with no worries. Read on to learn about getting to Moraine Lake in 2024.

Can You Park at Moraine Lake?

A Photo Of The Moraine Lake Parking Lot In The Summer
You can no longer park at Moraine Lake.

As of summer 2023, personal vehicles can no longer park at Moraine Lake. The only visitors permitted to park at Moraine Lake are those with a blue accessibility tag.

When Does Moraine Lake Open in 2024?

Cameron Paddling A Canoe On Moraine Lake
Canoeing on Moraine Lake

The road to Moraine Lake is only open from June to October. In 2024, Moraine Lake Rd is set to open on June 1st and close on October 15th. This is when the shuttles and tours start running to Moraine Lake. Moraine Lake Rd typically closes the day after Canadian Thanksgiving (the second Tuesday in October).

Keep in mind that while Moraine Lake is not accessible until June 1st, Lake Louise is open year-round. Here’s how to get to Lake Louise.

Can You Get to Moraine Lake Any Sooner Than June 1st?

Natasha Riding A Bike In The Evening From Moraine Lake
Biking to Moraine Lake

We get asked this question almost daily. And first, I want to emphasize that – no – you did not make a mistake booking your trip to Banff in May because Moraine Lake Road is not open yet. We don’t like to suggest average visitors visit Moraine Lake before the road opening date or after the close date. From November to May, the road is snow-covered and requires snowshoes, touring skis, a fat bike, or cross-country skis to access.

The road also crosses through extreme avalanche terrain, so Parks Canada closes the road in the winter. Only those with avalanche rescue equipment and training should be venturing back to Moraine Lake in the winter.

There is a two-week period towards the middle to end of May when Parks Canada plows the road of snow but has not opened it yet. During this time, you can bike up to Moraine Lake, which is 11-14km uphill, depending on where you begin your bike ride. The bike ride is one of the best things to do around Moraine Lake and takes 1-2 hours up, but it is pretty cruisy and fast down. This is the only way to get to Moraine Lake before June 1st.

How To Get To Moraine Lake

Parking at Moraine Lake is now closed to personal vehicles. What now? We discuss your options for getting to Moraine Lake below.

Most Popular/Cheapest Option: Parks Canada Park & Ride


The parking concerns at Moraine Lake have gotten worse, not better, each passing year. Because of this, in 2023, Parks Canada stopped all personal vehicles from accessing the road. The best option for most visitors to see the lake is the Parks Canada Park & Ride shuttle which runs to Moraine Lake every day between June 1 to October 14th, 2024.

It is the best way to guarantee you get to see Moraine Lake. This new system reduces the harmful impacts of crowds and ensures visitors do not have to deal with the stresses around parking at the lake. It cuts back on congestion and emissions, too!

The Park and Ride parking lot is located at Lake Louise Ski Resort/Summer Gondola, with direct buses to Lake Louise or Moraine Lake. It is recommended that you make a shuttle reservation in advance.

Shuttle reservations will be made available on April 18th, 2024, when Parks Canada will release 40% of the operating season. Throughout the season, the remaining 60% will be released on a rolling window at 8 am, 2 days before departure day. The Park and Ride Shuttle to the lakes begin at 6:30 am, and the last return bus from the lakes to the parking lot is at 7:30 pm.

Pro Tip: Late afternoon/ evening shuttles are less busy than morning shuttles. You are able to reserve a shuttle day of, or even purchase walk up tickets, if there is space available.

Shuttle reservations are for one specific bus route and can be booked to either Lake Louise or Moraine Lake first. Once at Moraine Lake or Lake Louise, you can connect between the lakes on a first-come-first-serve basis via the Lake Connector Shuttle. And because we get asked often – we don’t think there is any advantage to booking one lake before the other.

The Lake Connector bus is free of charge for those with a shuttle ticket, making it easy to see both lakes in one day. The Lake Connector shuttle is for shuttle bus reservation holders only. You can not park at Lake Louise and hop on the Lake Connector.

Certified service animals are allowed on the shuttle buses. All other pets must be crated and kept on their owner’s lap while riding the shuttle. No large pets are permitted on the shuttles.

Park And Ride Shuttle Fairs (Return Trip)

(prices listed in CAD)

  • Adults$8
  • Seniors (65+): $4
  • Youth (17 and under)Free
  • *There is a $3 non-refundable transaction fee per reservation when purchasing shuttle tickets on the Parks Canada Reservation System.

The shuttle runs every 30 minutes between 6:30 am –
6 pm. The last return bus from Moraine Lake to the Park and Ride is at 7:30 pm.

It’s important to note that these fees are in addition to your National Parks entry fee.

Parks Canada times and rules change often, we try to update this article as much as possible but encourage you to Check the Parks Canada Reservation System Here.

Lake Connector Shuttle Frequency

  • Lake Louise to Moraine Lake: Every 30 minutes between 7 am and 7 pm.
  • Moraine Lake to Lake Louise: Every 30 minutes between 7 am and 7 pm.

Check out the map to better understand the layout and where to park. If you’d like more info, such as schedule and up-to-date fairs, check out the Parks Canada Website.

All You NEED to Know About The Lake Louise Shuttle

Shuttle Reservations For Moraine Lake In 2024

Moraine Lake Park and Ride
The 2024 reservation launch date for shuttle reservations is April 18, 2024 at 08:00 a.m. MDT.

Parks Canada shuttle reservations are required. Reservations for 2024 will be available in April 2024, and you can book your seat on a shuttle bus in advance. The shuttle to Moraine Lake will begin on June 1 and run until October 14th.

A portion of seats will also be released on a rolling basis, 48 hours before departure day at 8am MST, starting in Late May 2024. You can reserve a seat up until the end of your timeslot this year. Walk-up seat sales may be permitted if there are still seats available. Book your seat reservation on the Parks Canada website. We find the shuttle system very easy to use, which is an excellent solution to the parking issues at Moraine Lake.

What Shuttle Do I Take If I’m Staying in Lake Louise?

Samson Mall Parking Lot (Lake Louise Village)
Samson Mall Parking Lot (Lake Louise Village)

If you stay at a hotel in Lake Louise Village or the Lake Louise Campground, you can use the Park & Ride Connector shuttle for free as it stops in the village and campground. The Park and Ride Connector shuttle loops between the Lake Louise Campground, the town of Lake Louise (Samson Mall), and the Lake Louise Park and Ride located at the Lake Louise Ski Area.

Once at the Park and Ride, you can catch the shuttle to Moraine Lake or Lake Louise. You still need to have a purchased reservation. Staying in a Lake Louise hotel does not get you special access to Moraine Lake. Some hotels and lodges around Lake Louise village offer private shuttles, though. You must call the Lake Louise hotel you booked to confirm if they offer shuttles to Moraine Lake.

If you are staying at actual Lake Louise, which includes staying at the Fairmont, Paradise Lodge, or Deer Lodge you are permitted to take the Lake Connector Shuttle to Moraine Lake with the purchase of a shuttle ticket. Please call your hotel to confirm this beforehand as the rules always change.

All You NEED to Know About The Moraine Lake Shuttle

Parks Canada Park and Ride FAQ

moraine lake shuttle
  • Are walk-up tickets available for the Parks Canada shuttle? Walk-up tickets are available at the Park and Ride, but planning ahead is recommended as getting these tickets is not guaranteed.
  • Where can I catch the shuttle? The Park and Ride shuttles leave from the Lake Louise Park and Ride lot, located at the Lake Louise Ski Area.
  • When can I make my Park and Ride reservation? Shuttle reservations are available in April 2024. 40% of the operating season will be available to book. Throughout the season, the remaining 60% will be released on a rolling window at 8 am, 48 hours before departure day.
  • I have my reservation; now what? You will receive a confirmation email. It’s best to screenshot or save this email. You have a one-hour time block to arrive at the Lake Louise Park and Ride on the day of your reservation. Parks Canada may request your photo ID when checking you in.
  • Does the Shuttle Stop at the Paradise Valley Trailhead? Yes, Parks Canada will release a limited number of first-come-first-serve tickets for the Paradise Valley. You cannot drive a personal vehicle to the Paradise Valley Trailhead.
  • Are dogs allowed on the shuttle? Only service dogs are permitted on the Park and Ride without a crate. Owners of assistance animals should be prepared to show the animal’s verification of training. Passenger pets are allowed on board at no charge. Pets must be crated in a secure and clean carrier and held onto at all times.
  • What happens if I miss the last shuttle bus? Parks employees keep an eye out for any visitors, but in general we advise you NOT to miss the shuttle. If you arrive at the parking lot late, you are responsible for transportation. There is a phone at Moraine Lake Lodge. A permanent gate on Whitehorn Drive (Lake Louise Ski Resort) will be closed at 8:00 pm, so vehicles can not be able to be retrieved from the Park & Ride lot until 6:00 a.m.

Public Transit Option: ROAM Transit to Moraine Lake

(great for those without a car!)

larch valley trail - moraine lake

The Roam Transit bus does not run to Moraine Lake except between (tentative dates) September 19 – October 10, 2024, for the larch season. You can catch the Roam Route 10: Moraine Lake Express from Banff to Moraine Lake during this time.

The Roam Transit Route 8x runs daily to Lake Louise from Banff. The Roam Route 8X: Lake Louise Express runs from Banff to Lake Louise Lakeshore along the Trans-Canada Highway, stopping at Lake Louise Village.

The cost is $10 per adult; reservations are recommended. However, you can walk- up to the fare boxes. Roam buses accept US and Canadian currency as small as a nickel and up to $20. Children 12 and under are free but still require a reservation.

If you are coming from Canmore, you can take the Roam Transit Regional Route 3 Bus from Canmore to Banff, and then take the Roam Transit from Banff to Lake Louise.

Read More: How to Get From Canmore to Banff

Overnight Option: Stay at Moraine Lake Lodge

moraine lake lodge

If you can secure a stay at the Moraine Lake Lodge, you have guaranteed access to Moraine Lake and can drive up to Moraine Lake with your suitcases and luggage. Since room rates range between $900 and $1100 per night, rightfully so. Moraine Lake Lodge is the only lodging at Moraine Lake, so if it’s within your budget, book well in advance.

Sunrise Option: Sunrise Shuttle to Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Bus Company
Moraine Lake Bus Company at Sunrise

Moraine Lake Bus Company is a local family-run company that emerged last summer as one of the top operators of sunrise shuttles to Moraine Lake. This point-to-point shuttle service is solely bus transport, not a guided tour. They run sunrise shuttles every day in the summer.

Shuttles transport guests to Moraine Lake pre-dawn, as early as 4am, and guests can choose how long they want to stay. This is a fantastic option for hikers and climbers who wish for an alpine start. Unlike tours with a set time at Moraine Lake, you can select your return time to stay for as long or as little as you’d like. If you’re looking to do any hikes after sunrise, or have an important event to get back to, this is the best option for you.

This service starts at $49 for a round-trip ticket and utilizes variable pricing, with tickets at 4am starting at $99. Long weekends, holidays, and last-minute weekend tickets are priced higher. The Moraine Lake Bus Company allows small dogs on their shuttles if in a crate, inflatable paddleboards, and kayaks, so bringing your pet to witness the sunrise is a great option.

They don’t just run sunrise shuttles though! In high season, they have over 30 departures a day, with options that go directly to Moraine Lake, directly to Lake Louise, or to Moraine Lake with a 1-hr stop at Lake Louise. Check their schedule here.

The Alpine Start Shuttle

Parks Canada will offer sunrise options this year. Alpine Start will run daily from June 1 to October 14, 2024. This service runs daily at 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. between Lake Louise Lakeshore and Moraine Lake. Reservations are required, and tickets are limited. Alpine Start buses leave from the Lake Louise Lakeshore, meaning riders will have to leave their vehicle at the Lake Louise Lakeshore parking lot and pay the $36.75 parking fee.

See all the ways to see sunrise at Moraine Lake here.

Guided Option: Book an Organized Tour

moraine lake vs lake louise
Most organized tours take you to both Moraine Lake and Lake Louise!

Another way to guarantee that you will see Moraine Lake is by booking an organized tour. Tour operators have access to park at Moraine Lake and often provide transport plus a guided tour in the area.

Radventures offers small group (max 14 guests) guided tours, starting and ending with hotel pick up in Banff, with local interpretation and an amazing guide on hand to answer questions. Enjoy complimentary hot drinks, see the best spots at Moraine Lake to view the sunrise, and get our guests set up for sunrise photos (as their guiding team has photography training).

After guests can get an optional hot cafe breakfast at Trailhead Cafe, before heading to Lake Louise where you get front of the line access to canoe rentals (something unique to only a Radventures tour). Book that tour here.

Explore Banff runs sunrise and daytime tours with pick up and drop off at select locations in both Banff and Canmore. This tour departs at a pre-determined time based on the timing of the sunrise (between 3:45am-6:15am) and is 7 hours long. Snacks and a guide are included, and you may even get a bonus surprise stop on the way back to your hotel!

Want to leave from Canmore? This tour operates sunrise shuttles leaving as early as 2:30am (so don’t plan on sleeping)! Parties are limited to a maximum of 14 individuals, fostering a familial atmosphere throughout the journey. The tour includes hot chocolate, tea, or coffee as you wait for the enchanting sunrise at Moraine Lake. Following sunrise at Moraine Lake, you’ll head to Lake Louise before the crowds arrive, immersing in the extraordinary ambiance of the early morning light. You can also take advantage of the opportunity to rent a canoe during your ample time here—a truly spectacular experience! (optional)

Other Moraine Lake Tours Include:

Multiple Stops Option: Hop On Hop Off

Johnston Canyon

The Banff Hop On Hop Off Bus has become quite popular in recent years. The Hop On Hop Off bus is exactly what it sounds like – a bus that lets you hop on and off when you want! The bus starts in Banff and stops at Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise Gondola, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake. We recommend utilizing your time to enjoy some of the Lake Louise hikes like the Plain of Six Glaciers or Lake Agnes.

Buses depart seven days a week from either the Moose Hotel and Suites on Banff Avenue (7:45AM, 9:30 AM, and 12:15 PM) or The Banff Heritage Train Station (7:50 AM, 9:35 AM, and 12:15 PM). Just note that the later you depart, the fewer places you can explore. The buses come back to Banff at 4:55 PM and 6:00 PM. Book that bus here.

From Canmore/Banff: Shuttle

Via Via is a new shuttle company in town that operates sunrise shuttles from Canmore and Banff. This is not a tour but a shuttle that will transport you to Moraine Lake at sunrise. They also offer Moraine Lake and Lake Louise combo tours that run throughout the day. Their prices are quite competitive, starting at $99 for a sunrise shuttle, and fluctuate from there based on time and day of the week. Book their service here.

Active Option: Bike To Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake Biking
We love to bike to Moraine Lake in May.

Although there is no more parking at Moraine Lake, you can still bike to Moraine Lake with any type of bicycle (pedal-assisted included). There is one short week in Banff when Parks Canada plows Moraine Lake Road but leaves the road closed to vehicles.

This is when all the locals take advantage of biking Moraine Lake and seeing the beauty without the crowds or vehicle traffic. If you want to bike to the road in May before Parks Canada plows it, it might be possible until the Ten Peaks viewpoint as they plow this part first. After this viewpoint, you may encounter some snow.

The exact timing of road clearing depends on snowpack and avalanche conditions above the road. This is not announced and typically is only known through local know-how.

We’ve biked to Moraine Lake a few times in the past. From Lake Louise Village (Samson Mall), it’s approximately 14.5 km uphill (nearly 400 meters of elevation gain). This takes me about 50 minutes on a mountain bike and 40 minutes on a road bike, but I am a pretty active cyclist. How long it will take depends on your fitness and skill. It’s all uphill, but the fun ride down makes it all worth it.

Moraine Lake
Relaxing on the lakeshore after our bike ride with no other visitors in sight.

There are a few spaces to park your car at the start of Moraine Lake Rd, but those often fill up in bike season. If you can’t get parking here, one of your options is to park at Samson Mall. This adds a lot of elevation and distance to your bike ride, so pack extra snacks.

If you’re a domestic traveler, make sure to bring your bike to Banff, or it’s possible to rent bicycles for the day in either Banff at Bactrax, Rebound Cycle in Canmore, or Wilson Sports in Lake Louise Village. Reservations for bikes in the summer are recommended.

**You can always bike to Moraine Lake during any season, but when the road opens to vehicles, you will be biking next to buses.

Scenic Option: Hike There Via the Paradise Valley Trail

Hiking between Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on the Paradise Valley Trail

This option should only be reserved for those with experience hiking in the Rockies as it is a long hike, with a very steep section up Sentinel Pass (photo below,) so you have to be pretty determined for this method.

The Park and Ride allowed us to cross a point-to-point hike off our list. The Paradise Valley trail connects Moraine Lake to Lake Louise via a 20km hike. As we only own one car, we could never complete it. However, a few years ago we took the Park and Ride to Moraine Lake, hiked to Lake Louise, and took the shuttle back to the Park & Ride from Lake Louise for a truly epic day.

Lake Annette

For those dead set on seeing Lake Moraine, it’s possible to hike there on the Paradise Valley Trail from either Lake Louise, or the trailhead for Lake Annette, which you still need a shuttle reservation to get here as it’s along Moraine Lake Rd.

This trail is 20 km that is a point-to-point hike through the stunning Paradise Valley. During the larch season, it’s one of the most incredible hikes in Alberta!

The steep trail up to Sentinel Pass (the back way). I told you you should be prepared!

Along the way, you’ll pass Lake Annette, Mount Little Temple, and Mount Temple before ascending to Sentinel Pass the back way. Once at Sentinel Pass, you’ll descend down to Moraine Lake.

If you have a shuttle reservation (park at the Park & Ride at the Lake Louise Ski Area), you can utilize the buses to complete this point-to-point hike. This hike had been on our list for a long time, and we finally checked it off last season. Even during the busiest time in the park, we didn’t see a soul for most of the trail.

Hike Option: Moraine Lake Highline Trail

A slightly easier alternative to the Paradise Valley Trail is the Moraine Lake Highline Trail, which almost runs parallel to Moraine Lake Rd. Start your hike at the Paradise Valley Trailhead, which, after a kilometer, will fork. Take the left trail to get on the Moraine Lake Highline Trail.

Walking Option: Walk to Moraine Lake

I’ve never walked to Moraine Lake along Moraine Lake Rd, and don’t have much desire to, but I should mention it as we’ve seen people walking the road to Moraine Lake during all months. This takes a little over two hours one way. Parks Canada does not condone this, but they also do not forbid a walk on the road.

Winter Option: Cross-Country Ski

cross country skiing in banff

If you want to get to Moraine Lake Road during the winter, it is possible to cross country ski there. As the road is off limits to vehicles from October to June, this is the only way to access Moraine Lake in winter.

This round trip is about 15km, and there is a double track set with a skating lane. This road is the main road that leads to the lake in summer (Moraine Lake Rd). Although much of the trail is uphill (250 meter gain), it doesn’t feel that way as you are surrounded by trees the entire time (and no traffic!). Along the way, turn around to catch views of Lake Louise Ski Resort, the Bow Valley and Ten Peaks ahead of you.

If you want to experience Moraine Lake up close and personal, you must pack avalanche gear and have avalanche knowledge because the track setting ends at a viewpoint of Consolation Valley and the Ten Peaks.

Beyond this point, you must pass through an avalanche-prone area to reach the frozen lake. This is not recommended for beginners or those without avalanche training.

Can I Visit Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on the Same Day?

Canoeing on Lake Louise (left) // Canoeing on Moraine Lake (right)
Canoeing on Lake Louise (left) // Canoeing on Moraine Lake (right)

Yes, you can easily visit Lake Louise and Moraine Lake on the same day. It’s made easy with the Lake Connector shuttle (for shuttle reservation holders only), which connects the two every 30 minutes. If you are booking a Moraine Lake tour, chances are it also includes Lake Louise too, so you don’t have to fret about seeing both!

Readers often ask us which lake they should visit first, and all we can say it’s up to personal preference. There is no benefit to seeing one lake before the other, unless you plan on hiking around or canoeing on one. Then we think you should visit that lake first so you have enough time!

How to Connect Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

lake louise parking information
Waiting for the Lake Connector Shuttle

The best way to get between the two lakes is the Lake Connector Shuttle, this is included in your Parks Canada shuttle reservation. This option is for shuttle reservation holders only.

OTHER OPTIONS: How to Get to From Lake Louise to Moraine Lake 

I Don’t Have a Vehicle. What Are My Options?

roam transit in canmore
Roam Transit is the regional public bus company, so we recommend checking their website for schedules.

Besides the tour options previously mentioned, there aren’t many options for getting to Moraine Lake without a vehicle outside of the larch season when Roam Transit runs a shuttle (September 19 – October 10, 2024) to Moraine Lake.

However, you can take the Roam Transit to Lake Louise from Banff or Canmore, and use the Lake Connector shuttle to get to Moraine Lake. You still need Parks Canada shuttle reservation tickets to use the Lake Connector shuttle.

How to Get From Canmore to Moraine Lake

If you are coming from Canmore, you can take the Roam Transit Regional Route 3 from Canmore to Banff, and then hop on the Lake Louise Express or Regional in Banff to get to Lake Louise, and then hop on the Lake Connector. This is a longer alternative and is more complicated than just purchasing the Super Pass mentioned earlier.

Don’t want to deal with all that? Book a tour that will do all the work for you and let you explore some of the best sights in Banff – including Moraine Lake. This tour will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Canmore. This particular tour also stops at Lake Minnewanka, Lake Louise, Bow Lake, and Peyto Lake and drives some of the Icefields Parkway! Definitely a good value for under $200.

This tour also offers pick-up from some of the main hotels in Canmore for $75+. And this sunrise tour from Canmore picks up at various Canmore hotels including the Falcon Crest Lodge by CLIQUE, Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre, Northwinds Hotel Canmore, and The Malcolm Hotel.

If you want to travel to the lakes on your own time, we recommend booking with Via Via, which departs from Canmore and allows you to spend as long or as little as you want at the lakes, as it’s not a tour, but a shuttle service.

How to Get From Calgary to Moraine Lake

From Calgary, it’s best to drive yourself to Lake Louise and utilize the Park & Ride option (book ahead as mentioned!) Though if you do not have access to a vehicle, there are tour options available.

This one leaves from the Coast Calgary Hotel, which you can take an Uber to from anywhere in Calgary. It leaves from Calgary at 8am every day, and runs to Moraine Lake between June and October (when Moraine Lake Rd is open). This tour takes guests to Lake Louise, Spiral Tunnels, the Natural Bridge, and Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. For $165, we think this is great value, considering it takes off from Calgary and gets to so many amazing sights.

I Have a Dog; What Are My Options?


The Parks Canada Shuttles, Moraine Lake Bus Company, Roam Transit, Via Via, and Mountain Park Transport can all accommodate service animals, as well as small pets that can either fit in a small crate or on their owners lap.

Moraine Lake
The bus driver easily let us on with the pups! Perhaps because he was so small and cute. We did not need a crate for this small pup.

WowBanff allows pets on the upper deck at no extra cost. Keep in mind that the upper deck is exposed to the elements and views. The Fairview Limo accepts larger dogs that are well-behaved for a fee.

Fairview Limo
Fairview Limo

If you have a large dog and would like to bring him or her to Moraine Lake, it’s best to contact these two companies first before booking.

Is There a Free Option to Moraine Lake?

There are no free shuttle buses to Moraine Lake. The only way to access Moraine Lake for free is with your own two legs. This includes the hiking and biking options mentioned previously.

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1 thought on “How to Get to Moraine Lake in 2024”

  1. Interesting and enjoyable read which takes me back to 1957 and my first visit with my husband to this beautiful lake. The road was narrow and gravel and a bit scary, especially on the return trip. We slowly and safely met a large chauffeur driven vehicle from New York and the eyes of the black driver were the size of saucers. Other great visits with kids and friends ended in the mid 90’s when we stayed at the lodge with English friends. What a lovely visit with dinner and watching the setting sun on the lake. The room rates were not astronomical then and the food was excellent.
    Now I think I will go back to your article and reread your advice with memories of then and now.

    Eileen F
    Invermere BC


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