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If the Banff Springs Hotel is perhaps the reason to visit Banff, then surely Lake Louise is the reason to visit the Rocky Mountains in the first place. On the way up to Banff last weekend, and on the way back, we stopped in at Lake Louise for a brief visit. It was raining the first time, but sunny two days later, and regardless of the weather, the lake holds up as one of the most beautiful places on earth thanks to the exquisitely-pleasing colour of the water and the ice and mountains behind it:
The following photograph was actually from our first visit, when it was raining:
I regret very much not having the time to either do any hiking around the lake, or canoeing in it. I definitely want to do both on my next trip to this place that is among Canada’s most beautiful sites.