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Address: | Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Definitely stop here on Icefields Parkway

Of the many scenic places to enjoy on the Icefields Parkway, this is a must do! The walk from the lower car park is a bit steep but there is a closer car park for older folk or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Of the many scenic places to enjoy on the Icefields Parkway, this is a must do! The walk from the lower car park is a bit steep but there is a closer car park for older folk or disabled. Magical view over bright blue green lake and to endless mountains beyond.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we visited here the first day of all the smokiness. This lake is so brightly colored though that it stood out easily in the haze. We had heard that there is a good hike beyond the tourist overlook with better views, but since it was so hazy we decided it might not be worth it. I am looking forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit. It was a winter wonderland in Summer when we visited. The lake is so beautiful to see from the viewing platform and there are some nice trails that take you into the forest and to the lookout.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This lake stands out because of its perfact Turquise water which is different compare to other lakes in the park. A must see!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This rivals Lake Morraine as one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit. The walk to the overlook is short, but steep in places. It is well worth the exertion you may make. If you are heading from Lake Louise to the Colombia Icefields, make this stop along the way. You want to see this amazing spot before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Less known and famous than Lake Louise but equally amazing. Enjoyable quick stay in a very quiet spot with few tourists. Worth a stop-by

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A very beautiful spot. It's a little odd that the tour buses can park very close to the lookout, while those who arrive by private vehicle have quite a hike just to find lots of tourists taking pictures. Still well worth the stop - read the information boards along the trail.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stop along the way to Columbia Icefield from Lake Louise if you have some time otherwise this is just another beautiful viewpoint along the route in Banff National Park. Involves a short (10 min) but relatively steep hike to the viewing area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Secret gem between Banff and Jasper! in my opinion much prettier than Lake Louise since very few tourists seem to know this lake! Absolutely georgeous view on the emerald water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beautiful! Also easy to get to, so no hiking required. It's a stop on the famous drive that you shouldn't miss!

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