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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Lake Louise, Alberta Canada

Lake Louise, AB Canada - where to stay and driving trips to the best lakes in the area.

Today I'm sharing all about our trip to Lake Louise. 

We spent two nights at the Fairmont Lake Louise. The hotel was beautiful!! It was the perfect location to take day trips to all the amazing lakes around the area. 

We ate all our meals in the hotel. We had room service (awesome), sampled the breakfast buffet (so much yummy food) and had dinner at Walliser Stube (a German restaurant - get the cheese fondue!). We checked on Cookie Sunday - they gave us each two cookies when we left. OMG - the chocolate chip cookies were SOOOOO good!!! I need the recipe!

Keep reading to see all the amazing scenery. It is the most beautiful place I've ever been!

Lake Louise
Fairmont Lake Louise - Alberta, Canada
The Fairmont overlooks Lake Louise.
The hotel is amazing. It is the best place to stay in Lake Louise.

Lake Louise - Alberta, Canada


Lake Louise - Alberta, Canada

Fairmont Lake Louise - Alberta, Canada

Fairmont Lake Louise
111 Lake Louise Drive 
Lake Louise Alberta, Canada T0L 1E0 
1-403-522-3511 


 Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake - Alberta Canada
Moraine Lake is a short drive from the Fairmont.
It is BEAUTIFUL.
I could have stayed here all day taking pictures.
Look at that water! I can only imagine how great it looks when the sun is out!

Moraine Lake - Alberta Canada
Moraine Lake is a glacier-fed lake. Its brilliant blue-green colour is a result of light refracting off the “rock flour” in the glacier run-off which flows into the lake.

Moraine Lake - Alberta Canada
We went to Moraine Lake twice - once at sunset and once at sunrise.
Unfortunately, it was really cloudy and rainy both times. 
We didn't get any good colored sky photos. 
That said, it was still one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

Moraine Lake - Alberta Canada

Moraine Lake - Alberta Canada

Moraine Lake - Alberta Canada

Moraine Lake - Alberta Canada

Moraine Lake - Alberta Canada

Moraine Lake - Alberta Canada

Moraine Lake - Alberta Canada
There is a staircase to the left in the parking lot that will take you right up to the top of the mountain for the best views. DON'T try and climb the giant rock pile!! Just go the back of the rock pile and use the stairs.

Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake Road
Improvement District No. 9, Canada AB T0L 1E0


Lake Louise Gondola
Lake Louise Gondola - Alberta, Canada
Lake Louise Gondola has great views of the area.
You can choose an open chair or fully enclosed gondola for the 14 minute ride.

Lake Louise Gondola - Alberta, Canada
The view from 6850 feet. 
You can see Lake Louise and the hotel in the middle of the photo.


The Lake Louise Gondola
Box 5, 1 Whitehorn Road
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada T0L 1E0
1-877-956-8473


 Emerald Lake
Emerald Lake - Yoho National Park - BC Canada
Can you even believe this is real? 
SO beautiful! This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip.

Emerald Lake - Yoho National Park - BC Canada
Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park.
It is the largest lake in the park.

Emerald Lake - Yoho National Park - BC Canada


Emerald Lake - Yoho National Park - BC Canada

Emerald Lake
Columbia-Shuswap A
British Columbia Canada


Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge - Yoho National Park - BC Canada
We stopped at the Natural Bridge on our way back from Emerald Lake.
Natural Bridge is about a mile from Emerald Lake.

Natural Bridge - Yoho National Park - BC Canada
There is a parking lot next to the bridge.
The water is beautiful! 
This is definitely worth the stop on the way to or from Emerald Lake.

Natural Bridge - Yoho National Park - BC Canada

Natural Bridge
Canada, Field, BC V0A 1G0, Canada


Bow Lake
Bow Lake - Alberta Canada
We stopped at Bow Lake on our way to Peyto Lake.
Bow Lake is on the Icefields Parkway.

Bow Lake - Alberta Canada
We just pulled over and took a few photos.
SO beautiful!

Bow Lake
Improvement District No. 9, Alberta Canada


Peyto Lake
Snow Forest at Peyto Lake - Alberta Canada
You have to walk through the Snow Forest to get to the viewing area for Peyto Lake.
It was great getting to see snow! We don't get a lot in Alabama!!

Peyto Lake - Alberta Canada - During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour.
It is a good hike uphill to get to the viewing area at Peyto Lake, but it is totally worth it!

Peyto Lake - Alberta Canada - During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour.

Peyto Lake - Alberta Canada - During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour.

Peyto Lake - Alberta Canada - During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour.
Look at the water! It is not photoshopped at all. It really looked like that.
During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour. 

Peyto Lake - Alberta Canada - During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour.
Here is a panorama shot of the lake.

 Peyto Lake
Improvement District No. 9, AB
Canada



Next week I will share the last stop on our trip, Banff. 
We got some of the best sunrise photos EVER and ate TONS of great food!!
Stay tuned!!


Don't forget to check out KevinandAmanda.com and TrimmTravels.com for more about our trip!



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1 comment:

  1. Great shots of a beautiful area. We were there on a ski trip many winters ago and still talk about it

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