It is impossible to travel through Banff national Park and not be filled with awe. There are some 25 peaks that rise over 3,000 meters in Banff, which are magically reflected in the turquoise waters of the park's many lakes. Banff townsite offers visitors a full range of facilities, including the therapeutic hot springs which inspired the founding of the park.
Lake Louise is one of Banff National park's major draws, the beauty of the Lake Louise is the enduring image of the Rockies. Famed for the blueness of its water and the snow capped peaks that surround it, Lake Louise also boasts the Victoria Glacier, which stretches almost to the water's edge. Trials around the lake offer exhibits that explain the lake's formation some 10,000 years ago. The amazing colour of the water of this and other lakes in the park comes from deposits of glacial silt, known as rock flour, suspended just beneath the surface.
Moraine Lake less well know that Lake Louise is every bit as beautiful, with its shimmering turquoise colour. The lake has a breathtaking waterside lodge that offers accommodations, meals and canoe rentals. There are several trails that all start at the lake.
Photos of Banff National Park
Area: Alberta Rocky Mountains
Lakefront and Lake Views
Skiing: Downhill and Cross Country
Small Towns: Banff, Jasper & Canmore
Extensive Hiking Trails & Parks
Lake & River Fishing
Canoeing and Kayaking