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Herbert Lake

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

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Quick Stop, but Hopefully the Weather is Clear

We stopped here on our way to Jasper because we were told it is a nice, little lake. They were absolutely correct. It is a beautiful lake, but it would have been so much better if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
James S
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Grafton, Wisconsin
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Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way to Jasper because we were told it is a nice, little lake. They were absolutely correct. It is a beautiful lake, but it would have been so much better if there wasn't clouds cover making it tough to see the mountains in the background. We didn't see if there was much else to do... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend 15-20 mins here, lake access is surrounded by trees and offer a good photo clicking opportunity. An option to do a break journey while driving to Jasper.

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Thank RohitA74
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very pretty stop along the Icefields Parkway. You can have a picnic or go for a swim and take some great photos. Well worth a look.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This small, beautiful lake that most people do not know of will give magnificent photo opportunities on a clear day, especially in the morning light with reflections of the mountains in the water. The surface is still in the morning, but tiny waves will break the surface before noon. There is a small trailhead and a hike round the lakes... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Not a destination point - but worth stopping and seeing for a few minutes. Easy on/off the roadway. Not much of a trail to walk

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

On a clear day this is a perfect stop for photographs. Very pleasant hiking area and less likely to be pushed out of the way by a bus load of tourists than in some other spots in this area

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This lake is 5 minutes from the Lake Louise village on the Icefields Parkway. It has a nice parking lot and restrooms. The walk to the lake is less than a minute. This lake is very calm in the morning and you can get great photographs of the mountains and trees reflected in the lake.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A few feet from the parking lot, right off Icefield Parkway. Not too crowded. Close to Lake Louise town). Worth the stop -- it won't take long and you won't find prettier lakes along the way. Compact size.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We took sunrise pictures here and the reflections of the mountains off the lake were amazing. Note the reflection of the moon in the picture I've attached.

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3 Thank evans81051
Orange County, Ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Herbert Lake was a little place we barely stopped at. Almost drove right by, but so glad we stopped! There was no one there, and it was so peaceful and excluded. The water was so still and serene. We only spent a half hour, but I'm so glad we did.

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