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Unbelievably vibrant colours, utterly stunning surroundings, and with just a little taste of the beauty and immensity that Mother Nature has blessed the Canadian Rockies with, these lakes are the 5 lakes that I visited.

Moraine Lake is a glacier-fed lake nestled within the Banff National Park. The turquoise water is surrounded by rugged mountains and rock piles, and is about 14 km southeast of Lake Louise.

Located in Yoho National Park, this lake is the largest of the 61 lakes and ponds in the park. Though it is (technically) located in British Columbia, it’s just a 20-minute drive from Lake Louise. Emerald Lake and the surrounding areas are home to a number of bird species including eagles, loons, osprey, and more.

Peyto Lake took my breath away. It was about a 2 minute walk down from the car park to the view point overlooking this lake which has been referred to as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. With its intoxicatingly blue hues and immensely beautiful viewpoint you can see why it has this reputation

Bow Lake is approximately 30 minutes north of Lake Louise, it is one of the largest lakes in Banff National Park. The entrance to this lake and the parking area are quite rustic plus there were far fewer tourists here giving a magical serene feel. It is a great place for a picnic or a short stroll.

My main reason for visiting the Rockies was to see Banff and also Lake Louise which can be described no other way than iconic. The lake is so wondrous it’s hard to believe it’s real.

From the bright colour pallet to the sprawling, mountainous surroundings, there’s no wondering why it was jam-packed with tourists even on this rainy day.