The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks: More stinkin’ beautiful lakes than you can shake a hiking pole at

I thought some of you might be interested in my general impression of the Canadian Rocky Mountain parks (primarily Banff, Jasper, and Yoho), which can be summarized thus:

It’s one stinking beautiful lake after another.

Seriously, I have never seen so many gorgeous lakes – and I’m from Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes! Every day seemed to bring another beautiful lake (or two or three), to the point where it got to be a bit of a joke: “Look, dear, it’s another stinkin’ beautiful lake.”

Until I get the full posts up, here’s a sampler (in alphabetical order) to whet your appetite:

 Bow

Bow Lake near Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, Banff park in Canada - ExplorationVacation.net

Cavell

Around Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper NP, Canada - ExplorationVacation.net

Emerald

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Louise

20140723-DSC_7396 Lake Louise

 

Maligne

Lake Maligne in Jasper NP, Canada - ExplorationVacation.net

 

Medicine

Medicine Lake in Jasper NP, Canada - ExplorationVacation.net

 

Moraine

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O’Hara

Lake O'Hara in Yoho park, Canada - ExplorationVacation.net

 

Patricia

Morning at Lake Patricia in Jasper NP, Canada - ExplorationVacation.net

Peyto

Lake Peyton along the Icefields Parkway, Banff NP in Canada - ExplorationVacation.net

 

Two Jack

20140716-DSC_4783 view from Two Jack Lake

 

Waterfowl (Lower)

Lower Waterfowel Lake along the Icefields Parkway in Banff, Canada - ExplorationVacation.net

 

Waterfowl (Upper)

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Better still, these lakes are almost all right off the road (although they only allow buses on the road to Lake O’Hara), making them accessible to almost everyone. Just imagine what’s out there for folks willing to hike for a few hours!

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