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

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This lake does not attract the coach parties so it is much more peaceful that many of the other lakes. Fascinating reflections so a great place for photographs. Nearby Lake Hector... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Derby, United Kingdom

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This lake does not attract the coach parties so it is much more peaceful that many of the other lakes. Fascinating reflections so a great place for photographs. Nearby Lake Hector is also well worth a visit. We really enjoyed our stops at these lovely lakes.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just north of Lake Louise on Icefield Parkway. Easy parking and picnic area for walk by the lake especially in the fall>

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice, lovely and uncrowded lake - a rarity in these parts during 'prime time'. It was great to just take it in. Seems easier to get to when heading south on the IP.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

almost overlooked this but the view drew me in. worth the stop if weather is co-operating, take a bit of a hike along the roadway to get the good angle, morning will give the best light for photos

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Natural wonder is duplicated here with a near perfect reflection from this dead flat lake, right by the roadside on the Icefields Parkway, great photo opp.....

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake is on your left when traveling from Banff to Lake Louise. We found it covered with floating damp in the early morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were only 4 other people when we we went so we enjoyed every moment at this lake. It was peaceful but the weather didn't compromise with us so we didn't get as good of a photo op as others have.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good sunrise spot as well. I prefer lake louise though. But definitley a stop and go. The mountain reflections on the lake are pretty.

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 12, 2016

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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