Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Though our first visit was to Lake Moraine, it was Lake Louise that formed the base for our travels in the area. The larger area is conserved as a national park called the Banff National Park. And we spent about 4 days driving and hiking around in this area.

I had never seen such turquoise blue waters as those of Lake Louise - it was huge, serene and there were ice capped peaks in the distance. And unlike Lake Moraine, by the time we reached here, the sun was shining. It brought warmth to our spirits too.

Walk along the lake

We were eager to explore and on the first evening itself we strolled over to the other side of the lake. From that side, you could see the lake with the Fairmont hotel at the end. Its a luxurious hotel and our stay here was good. I had managed to convince Mr. S that it was ok to indulge once in a while. Though I must add that for the price we paid (even after we got a hefty discount because of some deal that was going on) the size of the room was rather disappointing. But since we were going to be mostly outdoors, it was ok.

View of the Lake with the hotel from the other side

3 comments:

RoseBelle said...

I love the first picture. Is that snow in the background? I wouldn't mind hiking, even though I don't like hiking, in this beautiful place. It looks so peaceful and majestic.

Pooja Aggarwal said...

Yes RoseBelle, Lake Louise is a glacier fed lake in the Canadian Rockies.

EG Wow said...

Lake Louise is a indeed a beautiful lake and your photos show it off well. I was there many years ago and I'm glad to see it's still very lovely.