Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lake Louise & Maligne Lake

The Chateau Lake Louise- one of the most gorgeous views ever....

After speding two days in Edmonton and St. Albert, we headed back down South and West to the mountains. The rain finally cleared and the mountains looked amazing. This post will be mainly about Lake Louise and Maligne Lake, though one or two pictures of Banff Springs may have snuck in.
The above picture is my two beautiful girls sitting in front of Maligne Lake. I love the color of the water.

I always thought of the Utah Rocky Mountains as tall and rugged, but once you see the Canadian Rockies in person, it's a whole different league of rugged!

This is the view from inside the Chateau Lake Louise. The hotel is absolutely amazing! We didn't stay there, but I did get to take Savvy and Cole on a canoe ride out on the lake.

Creed loved exploring the nature surrounding him. The squirrels and rabbits gave him plenty to chase.

They had these really neat canoes that lifted Savannah high above the water to get a birds eye view of the lake and mountains! Just kidding. Just a lot of weight in back.

I love this picture. It just seems so peaceful and beautiful. It also reminds me of when I worked at Schofield Aquatics Camp and taught canoeing. We had a 30 passenger canoe that we would use to take scout troops out to the island for an overnighter.

The Chateau Lake Louise.

The water is so blue it looks fake. There is such a high mineral content that you can't even see through it, even though it's probalby some of the cleanest water on earth!

Cole and Savannah did such a wonderful job out on the canoe that when the opportunity arose for me to purchase a canoe, I jumped at the chance! I can't wait to put our canoe out in the water in some of the lakes around us.


Natalie and Jay said...

Glad to finally see the pics of Canada. Alberta is much prettier than I've heard. That lake is amazing. I can see why you wanted to get the canoe.

Steve and Steph said...

how gorgeous!!!! Wow!