Moraine Lake and Lake Louise

Moraine Lake

Today we drove from Canmore to Banff National Park and through the quaint Village of Lake Louise to Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The best view of the Lake is from the Rockpile, where you can see its amazing distinct shade of blue-green due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake all the time. We wanted to get away from the crowds so we rented a canoe and paddled our way around the Lake. The image of Moraine Lake is world famous and appears in many places including the reverse side of the 1969 and 1979 issues of the Canadian twenty dollar bill. We stayed out on the Lake for awhile just enjoying the scenic beauty and peacefulness of being on the calm water. Click on thumbnail to view images Continue reading