Since we were going to the Icefields Parkway I wanted to begin at the southern end which starts at Lake Louise. We went up a mountain for a few minutes to this alpine lake. We actually went twice because I wanted to get more pictures. There are several camping areas, hotels and cabins in this area. We did not stay there but met some people that liked the area. We went to just see the lake. AND BOY WHAT A SIGHT! It has the most beautiful clean blue water that I have ever seen. There is a rental of canoes on the lake at a log bldg. The red canoes look like they are floating on air because the water is so clear. When we went the first time it had snowed and the evergreens were covered with snow that made the water shine. Fay Glacier is at the end of the lake and there are trails around the lake for hikers. Along with ski areas and other things near the lake. The lake has a wonderful hotel on it and a wide stone walkway around at least 1/2 the lake. A honeymoon or anniversary spot. There are restrooms near the parking lot. Benches are available and a bridge with spillway on mountain spring and glacier runoff into the lake. You can see the stones clearly on this lake on the edge. Landscaping near the hotel blend in to the environment. It is a place of shear beauty and peace that everyone should get a chance to see in their lifetime. Holding the middle name of Louise made me want to go but seeing it in person to see that the beauty and the vibrant color was the reason I went back. A bucket list must see!
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