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Address: Columbia Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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It is only good for reflections

Herbert lake is good for taking photos with clear reflections. It is definitely not a glacial lake and therefore you do not get those mind blowing colours of the other lakes but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Herbert lake is good for taking photos with clear reflections. It is definitely not a glacial lake and therefore you do not get those mind blowing colours of the other lakes but it appears to be shallow and reflections can be easily spotted. It is easy to get to but be careful as you can also easily miss it.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nice little lake to drive past - but keep going cause better is just up the road. But a quaint little mountain lake all the same and it does offer a nice tranquil pick nick spot.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Ice covered and snowed in after two days of snow in April 2015. Well worth a visit but none of the spectacular views available in summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great place to stop and have a picnic. There are tables in this area. Best to be here early morning or late afternoon as the water is calm and you can take pictures of the mountains and trees having reflections on the water.

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Loch, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Take time to drive off the Icefields Parkway the short distance to this pretty little lake with lovely reflections. if you have more time take a picnic.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a pretty little lake you might stop at in the early morning to take a photo of the mountains reflecting in its calm surface. It's a pretty little lake really not a major destination. I do believe that there are washrooms and picnic facilities there.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

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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