Friday 28 June 2013

Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake, which is located on the eastern side of Banff National Park, about 5 kilometres northeast of Banff.

We had left Calgary on the Saturday morning and driven to Banff, where we spent two nights.

Sunday was our first proper day of sightseeing together, after the days that I had spent at the conference.

We had heard about Lake Minnewanka from someone in town, who told us that given the right conditions (and the right time of the year), it is possible to see the Aurora Borealis from here.  This has long been on my wish-list, but the latter part of the year is usually a better time to see this spectacular light show ~ as well as the hours of darkness.

Still, we had the perfect morning for our visit.  The air was crisp and fresh with a hint of the warmer weather to come, but still cool enough to require a light jacket.

The mountains were breath-taking and the lake reflected both them and the sky.

We admired the scenery and watched for wildlife.

The perfect start to our day of adventure.

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