This is literally the view from our hotel window of Lake Louise, with Victoria Glacier in the distance.
This is Peyto Lake – can you see the bear or wolf shape in it? (The head is to the right of the picture.) And yes, the water really IS that color.
This is one of many big horn sheep we encountered. Lots of elk, too, and a few bears – one of whom appeared on our hiking trail and gave us a scare. You THINK you want to see bears on a trip like this – until you stumble upon one looking at you from not very far away.
The Chateau Lake Louise, where we stayed. I LOVED this place and would describe the atmosphere as “comfortable elegance.” Plus, walking out the back door of the hotel feels like stepping into a postcard.
At Moraine Lake, where the water is a deeper, even more electric blue than at Lake Louise.
The historic boathouse at picturesque Maligne Lake.
Spirit Island at the far end of Maligne Lake, a beautiful and remote area accessible only by boat.