Situated in the Park is the Columbia Icefield Athabasca Glacier and currently recedes at a rate of about 5 meters per year.
Further on is the Peyto Lake which is fed by glaciers and during the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour. Another lake we went to was Maligne Lake which is famed for the colour of its water, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible from the lake and Spirit Island, one of the most photographed locations in the world.
On we went to the Moraine Lake which is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometers outside the Village of Lake Louise.
The last stop for now is the Kootenay National Park. The park's main attractions include the Hot Springs, Olive Lake, Marble Canyon, Sinclair Canyon and the Paint Pots.
With love Stompie!