An Icebound Lake Louise

Nestled in a deep glacial valley of the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise is the jewel of Banff National Park, Alberta. The waters of this celebrated lake are renowned the world over for their beautiful, opaque emerald colour. Yet the one time (so far) I saw Lake Louise, back in 2008, its surface was predominantly white.

IMG_9026Despite it being late May when I visited, and so technically probably spring, winter had yet to fully release its iron-hard grip on Lake Louise, and ice still covered much of its surface.

IMG_9027IMG_9028Having said that, this just made the reflections of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, perfect blue skies and pristine white, fluffy clouds, all the more dramatic.

IMG_9030IMG_9020This post was inspired by the theme Water/Winter, from Cee of Cee’s Photography.

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15 Responses to An Icebound Lake Louise

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    You have water, blue and winter all wrapped up in the same photos. Marvelous.

  2. vannillarock says:

    it is indeed a jewel- we had a wonderful time there many years ago. thanks for sharing and bringing back great memories- my photos are still in albums!

  3. This lake turns into an ice skating rink during winter 🙂

  4. Rob Weir says:

    Nice photos – Lake Louise is a beautiful place – as you say the amount of ice still present in May is interesting isn’t it.

  5. Wow!! These are simply gorgeous photos! Canada is so VERY high on our to-visit list. We really need to get ourselves there 🙂

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