Top 5 Most Beautiful Lakes in the Rockies
With so many beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies it’s tough to pin it down to just five, but here they are.
5. Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park, Alberta
Just 3 miles from the Banff townsite, Lake Minnewanka is the longest lake in the Rocky Mountain National Parks. It’s not just a beautiful spot, but also a fantastic place to spot wildlife.
4. Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta
Maligne Lake and it’s tiny Spirit Island are absolutely beautiful. Since Spirit Island is 14km up the lake with no trail access nearby, the best way to enjoy it is on a lake cruise.
Enjoy Maligne Lake and Spirit Island on:
Jasper Sightseeing Tour and Maligne Lake Cruise
3. Peyto Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta
Pronounced pea-toe, Peyto Lake is the highlight of the Icefields Parkway, the highway that links between Lake Louise and Jasper . It’s best seen from the Peyto Lake Lookout, close to Bow Summit, the highest point on the Icefields Parkway at 6,827ft.
2. Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta
Probably the best-know of all lakes in the Canadian Rockies. Stunning. Enough said.
1. Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta
Situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks just 8 miles south of Lake Louise, Moraine Lake is only half the size but, some would say, even more stunning.