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Herbert Lake

Columbia Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Lake Louise
Type: Bodies of Water
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Herbert Lake Considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world is the Icefields Parkway, the highway that leads north to Jasper. I’ve driven by Herbert lake many, many times and have stopped to just soak it all in virtually every time. This time was different. The clouds in the sky were very unusual and the reflections were amazing.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great little lake right off the side of the highway not far from Lake Louise. Perfect for a little canoeing or kayaking. Also has a picnic area and a nice Mountain View

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

In my book, you go to Herbert and Peyto and skip Bow.. if you have to skip one. The water is so clear here and in stark comparison to Bow or Peyto. There is no HC access that we found, but you can also view from the 93.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We were at Lake Louise area and there were a few lakes in the area. However, most of them still half frozen in Early June. We were lucky to see Lake Herbert at the right time. It is early in the morning at about 8 am, the sky was blue without clouds. The weather changed quickly in this time of... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Made a quick stop here and so glad we did! A quiet that seeps into your soul. As far as I could tell, we were the only people here. The lake was serene and the reflections were beautiful! It might not be a popular tourist destination but it worth stopping for....

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Many people pass this early stop on the parkway in favor of some of the more "popular" attractions later on.. Definitely stop here, in the early morning, if possible! The reflections on the lake are incredible!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Stopped at Herbert lake whilst travelling the Icefields Parkway. Good views and photo oppotunities. Well worth stopping if only for a few minutes. Elswhere this lake would be rated much higher but the area along the entire Icefields Parkway is so amazing that it just blends in.

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Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

You could sit in this beautiful, peaceful place all day if you were so inclined. We were there on a perfect late summer day. The photo ops are tremendous. Not crowds of bus people when we were there.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a beautiful lake that is just north of Lake Louise on the way to Jasper. It's worth it to stop and get a picture while on your way. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Beautiful area to go for a swim in summer, if you can find the trail that takes you round the lake a bit. it is well wortht the hike!

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