We arrived at the most anticipated photos of the trip to the province of Alberta. Long road has been traveled so far and it is still difficult to choose photos that best represent the local beauties. Lake Louise and the Athabasca glacier promised even more spectacular photos (if that’s possible!).
Anyway, we arrived in Lake Louise still on Saturday, already in the late afternoon, but of course, we took the opportunity to know the lake, since curiosity was immense.
Lake Louise, a village with about 1041 inhabitants, is much smaller than I thought. And Lake Louise is more monhanha than I thought. You have to climb the hill (4km from the village) and there yes, you find this beautiful lake, formed by melting glaciers. It is also reported that the area has a subarctic climate, with an average of 3.3m of snow every year and temperatures that have reached -50ºC in winter (no wind action). Mr. Brrrr…
While we were there, the temperature ranged from about 12ºC to about -2ºC (on Sunday morning). In Lake Louise it can snow on any day of the year, even in summer. Sunday was a day of diversity, we caught fog, flurries, heavy snow and sun and we were on the mountain, on the beach and on a glacier. Hehehe
The next day, Sunday and Diego’s birthday, we went to visit Moraine Lake, which is in the vicinity of Lake Louise, only higher up the mountain. To our surprise, the weather there was totally different.
Soon after we went to Jasper. 233km stretch with the most photo-deserving points I can remember. Everything was fantastic and could not help stopping several times (each of the following photos is in a different location).
Halfway there is Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glaciers (130km from Lake Louise), just on the edge of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park (yes, where you have to pay admission as well). A company provides tours on the glacier and there we went.
We arrived at Jasper around 5:30pm. Several other small sights appeared between Columbia Glacier and Jasper, such as Athabasca Falls and Maligne Canyon, we just didn’t have the time or energy to get to know. For those with more time, it’s worth stopping and getting to know. Jasper is a small micro-town with about 4250 inhabitants and is surrounded by small lakes.
And it was JUST!! that on Sunday. The next day brings the end of Jasper and Edmonton. Wait.