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! 🙂

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