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Lakes in the Canadian Rockies

After our stop in Vancouver we made our way back to Banff National Park to show Cory how beautiful the Canadian Rockies are!  We took a different route this time going through Glacier National Park and Yoho National Park.  They were both really beautiful, but since this was the end of the trip we were on a bit of a time crunch so we just jetted through there.

When we got to Banff we had two lakes on the agenda: Moraine Lake and Lake Louise.  When we came through Banff in 2010, we fell in love with these glacier-fed lakes and loved looking out over Lake Louise.  However, our stop at Moraine Lake was even more spectacular than Lake Louise.  It is a deeper, richer teal.  It was still pretty crowded, but not nearly as crowded at Lake Louise is.

We did stop at Lake Louise, though, so my brother could see it.  We also changed it up this time because we rented a canoe.  We rented it for 30 minutes, and the guy who gave us our lifejackets said we could get about halfway down and back in that time.  So, we get into this canoe and with the three of us in it, we were bogged down where the water was about level with the edge.  We’re not really a canoeing family, so other than a couple float trips when I was under the age of 10 this was my first canoeing experience.  It creeped me out!  I know that sounds crazy, but the water that looks turquoise, beautiful and tranquil from the edge, is milky and appears bottomless from in that canoe.  Any time one of us moved I knew that my camera and I were about to go into the water.  We started looking around and thought we have to have been out here for about 15 minutes so we should head back… We pulled in, unloaded, looked at our clock and realized we were only on the lake for 7 minutes!  Ha!  My dad later admitted he was creeped out too!  It was so funny!

LakeLouise

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10 Comments

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    Ling Ge
    August 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Me and my gf are going to Canada in a few weeks, so this is the perfect post to come across! Thanks and great photos!

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      ashleypaige4
      August 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Well, thank you! I’m glad you came across it! Where are you going in Canada? I love it there!

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    Little Fingers
    August 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Canadian Rockies look amazing, I always wanted to go to Banff and Jasper. Its still in my top list. Thanks for sharing !!

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      ashleypaige4
      August 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks for reading! Banff and Jasper are well worth the visit; you’ll love it when you go!

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