I have been calling Canada home since 2009. In 2017 – Canada celebrated its 150th year of confederation.
In order to ring in the celebrations, Parks Canada offered the “Discovery Pass” – allowing free entry to all Canadian parks.
You guys know how much I love the mountains, especially Banff. This year I visited the Canadian Rockies again and explored its lakes.
Read my post below to see the top 5 beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies
First one, my favorite – Lake Louise. This lake is located 50 minutes from Banff and is gorgeous. Take a canoe ride across the lake, enjoy the back drop of the Rockies and the stunning Fairmont hotel nearby
Or just sit and enjoy the sunshine
Two Jack Lake
Located about 20 minutes from Lake Louise is Two Jack Lake. Less visited lake, you can set up a tent or enjoy on a picnic table
P.S I got married here, in Two Jack Lake in 2016 ❤
Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake located in the eastern area of Banff National Park, about 15 minutes from Two Jack Lake. Lake Minnewanka means “water of the Spirits”. You can enjoy the view, with pretty animals on the way, right from the national highway!
Get down at the lake, rent a canoe or take a cruise around the lake to enjoy from stunning views. Cruises are $60 per person, takes about 2 hours to complete a loop of the entire lake. They offer ice-creams on board, whilst the gorgeous back-drop 🙂
A picture perfect lake, that’s Moraine Lake. One of the most visited lakes, this place is always crowded with tourists.
The picture below was taken at 8:00 pm MST on #Canada150. The lake -parking area was still full at that time of the day
There are lot of options to hike in and around that area
Located inside the Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake is beautiful. This park is in located in British Columbia, all the top 4 lakes listed above are in Alberta. There are canoe rentals available and in the winter time, the lake is a popular cross country skiing destination.
These are my favorites. Which one is yours? Comment below
My husband and I always have a great summer, visiting the lakes and the Canadian Rockies.
You have to come visit to experience it yourself ❤