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May 17, 2010

Snowy Lake Louise - by Julie

Earlier this month, I took my parents to see the famous Lake Louise, in the Rockies of southwestern Alberta's Banff National Park. (It's about a 12-hour or 1200 km drive west from Hudson Bay.)

We all expected to see the picture-perfect lake, with its distinctive colour that's somewhere between robin-egg blue and turquoise.

Well...it wasn't quite like that when we were there...

In fact, it not only snowed the whole time, but the lake itself hadn't even lost its snow and ice cover yet - including deep snowdrifts - despite our visit being in May!

This photo shows our only glimpse of the lake itself - you can just sneak a peek at the greenish water under the snow.

We found that Lake Louise has its own beauty in the snow, and we enjoyed a winter wonderland instead.

Plus we found some fun in the snow that we wouldn't have found otheerwise...thanks, Mum, for this photo!

The only part of the Lake Louise visit that wasn't so popular was the news that grizzlies are often in the area. Here, my mum is less than impressed by the trail sign's grizzly warnings.

In all, we decided that Lake Louise was well worth a visit, whether in winter or in summer. There's much to enjoy at any time of year, regardless of the weather. And here we are, attesting to that fact. But if you do visit the famous spot anytime other than summer, here's a piece of advice....bring your winter gear, especially some decent-weight gloves and a hat!

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