Monday Walk: Exploring Banff Lakes

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Lake Minnewanka was the first lake we visited in Banff. It’s the biggest lake in Banff National Park and only 3.7 miles (6 km) from the town.

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From there we drove to Lake Louise. It was a perfect day, we could not have wished for a more beautiful day to do so. We then went back to the lake two days later after our glacier adventure.

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Emerald blue water with glaciers at the back, it indeed is beautiful. Because of its popularity, the lakeside and trails were crowed with tourists.

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The turquoise tarn lake is surrounded by mountains and fed by the glacier. I had viewed many photos before we took the trip. When I was standing in front of this site, I was just not prepared for this breathtaking scene.

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I don’t know the name of the lake below, I took a quick snap while we were driving to Lake Peyto.

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Lake Peyto is ranked the 3rd best lake in Banff National Park, milky green water (glacier fed lake) as observed from high overlook:

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Sue (Travel Tales Of Life) has some gorgeous photos of Lake Louise and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Take a look

All my Monday Walk posts are in response to Jo’s Monday Walk. This week Jo is taking us to the Clifton Suspension Bridge for an enjoyable talk.


Have a great week! 🙂

105 thoughts on “Monday Walk: Exploring Banff Lakes

    • Thank you for your compliment, Jet! We joint a wildlife tour, but didn’t see any animal. The tour guide said it might be too hot for animals to come out. It had been at high 80s F and one day it got up to 91 F. 🙂


  1. The photos are sharp and clarity i what makes them wanna see again and again. Seriously I can’t take away my eyes from the last one and first one. I loved the way you compile and present your posts.


  2. Incredible scenery, isn’t it, Amy? I imagine it can get pretty bleak and stormy round there too but with those skies and that water… wow! 🙂 Many thanks for your kind share.


    • Lake Louise is the popular lake, it was challenging to find a spot to take a photo without ran into people. So glad you enjoyed the photos, Robin. 🙂


  3. Lovely! Kate visited Lake Louise and Jasper National Park years ago. So glad to see that the emerald color remains as vibrant as ever. This post brought back happy memories from that trip. Thanks for sharing.


  4. At long last I managed to come by …
    I am so happy I didn’t miss this wondrous Monday walk with the spectacular lakescapes!Unmatched natural beauty and magical extensive views over the lakes and the surrounding rocky mountains!The green trees growing at the foot of the mountains are so harmoniously meeting the clear,emerald waters of the lakes!
    Thank you for this invigorating walk,dearest Amy 🙂 ❤ xxx


  5. Your beautiful pictures are so full of oxygen, I can feel the fresh air 🙂 Thanks so much, we need it here where it s so hot and humid!


  6. Incredible landscape images, Amy …

    Most of them are ‘truly wallpaper stuff’ 🙂

    So hard to pick one image over the other, but the 3rd and 4th ones are just stunning 🙂

    Thanks a lot for sharing…


  7. We were just in Lake Louise on the weekend. It was a chilly day and rained as we reached the top of the trail, however we saw a beautiful rainbow later. We just drove out here from Ontario (3 days) and I am sorting the photos and will post later.


  8. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : On the Waterfront, Bristol | restlessjo

  9. I have revisited this post many times because I love that photo of red canoe with Canadian flag. It’s an awesome shot and I am jealous because when I was there the lake was cluttered with canoes! This one ranks highly among some of your other memorable photos, for example the deer shot 🙂

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    • I’m so honored by your words, Jeremy! It means a lot to me, as you know, I’m your admirer. You even remember the deer shot! I love these lakes, Lake Louise was heavenly beautiful. Thank you so much for liking this one. Hope to see your photos of Banff soon. 🙂


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