Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta
Lake Louise is a glacial lake within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. In 1984, the Banff National Park was included in the “Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks” UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognizing its “exceptional natural beauty” and “striking mountain landscape”.

The emerald colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake. The icy mountainous area at the end of the lake is the Plain of Six Glaciers.


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