Even During Snow, Lake Louise Shimmers with Beauty
It's one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, and it shines even on a snowy day. I'm gushing about Lake Louise, a gem within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, a 90 minute or so drive from Calgary. Last week I was in Banff to attend a meeting for the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef. I wrapped up early, which worked well for me as I had not been to this area in years, and wanted to treat myself to a trip and see Lake Louise. Only an early snow storm hit the region, so I doubted the wisdom of driving in the snow. But the conference center's staff assured me the roads would be fine, and they were. After all, I was in Canada, our civilized neighbor to the north. The drive was easy. And the setting was sublime. Lake Louise is a favorite destination as people from around the world gaze at its sapphire-colored water, which reminds many of the Caribbean or South Pacific. Particles from rock that trickle within melted glacier water give Lake Louise its magical luster. Even on that snowy day, Lake Louise shined with awe-inspiring beauty. So no matter when you travel to the Calgary area, don't miss out on this special place. It is one of many reasons why Banff is one of the happiest places on earth.
Image credits: Leon Kaye