September 10: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

The sun shone, and we took a couple of pictures in Canmore and then headed for Lake Louise.

Again, indescribable.   Lake Louise is one of the most beautiful places in the world.   That is about all you can say.

John and Elaine at Lake Louise

John and Elaine at Lake Louise

Parking was also indescribable, in a different way, but we solved the problem.  

The campground at Lake Louise is great, but the tent folk have to go to the bear-proof area nearby.  Personally I will take a flashlight if I go into the woods today – I definitely do not want to be part of the Grizzly Bear’s Picnic!!

It is amazing how busy it all is.  Admittedly we are coming into the weekend, but it is after Labour Day, and the children have all returned to school (or should have done so!). 

Elaine with the Bow River

Elaine with the Bow River

Almost every other motor home is a rental unit, and driven by German or Dutch tourists.  Perhaps this is because the Germans like the challenge, and the Dutch just yearn for some mountains!  

The other large group of tourists are Oriental … mainly Japanese I think.  These travel in cars or tour buses and stay at the hotels and lodges.  There is a noticeable shortage of other visible minorities, and I have some thoughts on this in a later piece. 

Getting cold, and snow all around about 1,000 feet above us.  But the whole area of Banff National Park is stunning, and well worth the effort.

John at Moraine Lake near Lake Louise

John at Moraine Lake near Lake Louise

Short on description, but the pictures tell the story.

John

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel

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2 Responses to September 10: Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

  1. Fabulous new entry of pics and stories. Thanks for the travels with you both. I haven’t seen any rain in the photos. Must be dryer there than it has been here! Miss you. See you end of the month… xxx Fi

  2. Sian Meikle says:

    I want some of those gold-mantled ground squirrels here! Can you smuggle a few back in the trailer???

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