Canada - Land of majestic natural wonders
Yes Canada is a land of majestic Natural Wonders including the Canadian Rockies and the Great Lakes
and 2017 was a special year as Canada celebrated it's 150th anniversary that year.
For information on all 'Parks Canada' places check out Parks Canada website
Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise to Jasper
Traveling from Lake Louise to Jasper, Alberta on Highway 93 North is considered "Drive of a Lifetime". It is indeed one of the world's most spectacular drive. This stretch of highway is famously called "The Icefields Parkway".
The Icefield Parkway stretches for a good 232 km with double-lane winding highway along the Continental Divide. Along the way you will admire the great rocky mountain peaks, wonder at the majestic icefields and swept away by those vast sweeping valleys.
Lake Louise, Banff, Canada
Lake Louise is an attraction all by itself in Banff National Park area in the Canadian Rockies.
It is known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake nestled in high rocky peaks and overlooked by majestic Fairmont Lake Louise Chateau.
Take a boat ride or just walk across the lake to soak in the views. If you are staying at Fairmont then you will get gorgeous lake views from the lake facing rooms. Even if you are not staying there you can soak in those amazing views from it's dining halls.
Moraine Lake, Banff, Canada
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 50 hectares (120 acres).
The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinctive shade of blue. The colour is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis.
4 National Parks spanning 2 trips
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village, abundant wildlife and scenic drives come together in Banff which is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Expanding over 11,000 square kilometres, Jasper is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and part of UNESCO's Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
The prairies of Alberta meet the peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Waterton Lakes National Park. Clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, rainbow-coloured streams, colourful rocks and mountain vistas await hikers and sightseers. With an exceptional diversity of wildlife and wildflowers and a cozy little waterfront town to serve as a home base, Waterton packs a big natural punch into a relatively small and accessible area.
Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Named for a Cree expression of awe and wonder, Yoho lies on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Vertical rock walls, waterfalls and dizzying peaks draw visitors from around the world. With exceptional hiking and sightseeing, the park offers a unique glimpse of Canada’s natural wonders, from the secrets of ancient ocean life to the power of ice and water.
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