To complete your trip and be immersed with what Western Canada can offer, here are the 10 best lakes that you should put on your list:
1. Lake Agnes
A small lake situated in the Rocky Mountains, Lake Agnes can be reached from Lake Louise through a 3.4 km trail. This is about the same distance as 9 holes of golf. On the way, you will reach the little Mirror Lake, a beautiful place to stop and take a rest. Walkers are greeted once at Lake Agnes by a small European style small tea house.
2. Moraine Lake
Moraine Lake boasts blue waters that perfectly shows the shadow of the mountains that surround it. This a perfect trip for new mothers as it’s not too physical. It is an easy 3.2-kilometer trail for first-timers and a place where you can discover amazing views and shoreline.
3. Maligne Lake
The beautiful Maligne Lake with its amazing Turquoise Glacial waters is a gem in Jasper National Park and is the biggest lake located in the Rockies.
4. Lake Louise
A picturesque lake with the Victoria Glacier as its background, Lake Louise is well-known around the world for its stunning views.
5. Bow Lake
Bow Lake is a popular destination for fishermen and families that are out for an adventure or for a picnic because it is easily accessible.
6. Lake O’Hara
This place can only be reached by a shuttle bus from June to September only. Reservations should be made before coming because guests allowed are only limited, however, it is definitely worth the visit as the lake has picturesque views and pristine waters.
7. Garibaldi Lake
One of the most challenging lakes to go to, Lake Garibaldi requires travelers to hike (about 18-kilometer roundtrip walk). It may be daunting to do but a captivating view will welcome you.
8. Lake Minnewanka
A well-liked destination for divers and fishermen, Lake Minnewanka has an underwater town hiding beneath it because the dam that was built in the 40s caused the lake to rise.
9. Peyto Lake
Located in the Banff National Park, Peyto Lake requires only a fifteen-minute walk to view the lake. This is a good destination to go to if you are with elders or kids.
10. Emerald Lake
Famous for the unique and rather unusual color of the lake, the Emerald Lake is near Lake Louise and is a great location if you want to unwind and just enjoy the spectacular views around.