Friday, 29 March 2013

In Pictures: Moraine Lake, ALBERTA

Flickr Photo by  Enro 
Welcome to Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta!   You may have heard many say that Moraine Lake and its surrounding valley are thought to be the best of the Canadian Rockies.

No, the photo to your left is not a fake.  Yes, the water is really that colour!  Words cannot begin to describe the beauty and awesomeness of this place.

Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi).

The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The colour is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.

In Pictures...
On a cloudy, sunny, or winter day, this place is spectacular - from any angle!

Flickr Photo by Seb Przd