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    BOW LAKE AND BOW GLACIER
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Half a mile north of Crowfoot Glacier (about 30 minutes from the Lake Louise turnoff) you find Bow Lake, with its cool true-blue waters. One of the most dramatic observations of the Rocky Mountain Lakes is the difference in color between them. Some are green, some blue and sometimes you find the waters a bit brownish (after major rains). The colors even change with the weather. Bow Lake is right near the highway and is one of the largest lakes in Banff National Park. Great place for a picnic and short stroll. It is espeically beautiful at sunrise with the sun glancing off its massive walls.

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Those wishing a 3 and a half hour hike (4 miles) and not wanting too much elevation rise can see the lake, a rocky gorge, alpine meadows and finally a vista of Bow Glacier and waterfall. This lake is the source of the Bow River and near to the Great Continental Divide which is part of the border between Alberta and British Columbia.




THE ICEFIELDS PARKWAY

The main highway between Jasper and Banff is called the Icefields Parkway because of the many glaciers, hugging the mountains, that can be seen as you drive south. It is a stunning drive with many lakes that are incredible colors of blue and green. Drive by a triple continental divide and learn about "Rock Flour". This is possibly the most unforgettable mountain trip you will ever make. Come see it for yourself!!


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