Posts Tagged ‘Lake Louise’

Yoto National Park, Kayak on Emerald Lake 5/29/2009

Monday, June 1st, 2009

The park ranger advised us to take a kayak paddle on Emerald Lake in Yoto National Park. He told us it was a typical mountain lake about 40 minute drive from Lake Louise.

Along this drive, we saw a train appear at 3 different levels in a Spiral Train Tunnel going up a mountain pass. The pictures didn’t turn out at all. We also visited a place called Natural Bridge where the Kicking Horse river had cut a path through the rocks but left such a small opening on top that it appeared to be a bridge over the river.

Emerald Lake was a treat to paddle.

Lake Louise and Lake Moraine 5/29/2009

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Lake Louise was just beginning to thaw. We hiked around the length of it to the other end and back. Then, we drove to still frozen Lake Moraine where we found the level of the lake low and the periphery cluttered with logs and rocks left from last years high water period.

We were surprised by how small the village was compared to Banff.

Johnston Canyon on way to Lake Louise from Banff 05/28

Monday, June 1st, 2009

We left Banff on morning of 5/28 to go to Lake Louise. On the way, we stopped at Johnston Canyon. Pictures cannot depict the sequence of falls that we observed. This is a must stop on any itenerary to Banff National Park.