Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Teresa Zieba

Winnipeg, Canada

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Canon Eos XT with wide angle Sigma 10-20mm lens, f/8, 1/250sec, ISO-200, 11mm.

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Featured in All Water in Motion and Reflections in Water – July 22, 2010

Lake Louise is a glacial lake located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
Photo taken in summer, July 2010.

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Lake Louise is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, who was the Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.
The emerald colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake. The lake has a surface of 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi) and is drained through the 3 km long Louise Creek into the Bow River.
The Victoria Glacier is visible in the background.

The eastern shore of the lake is dominated by Chateau Lake Louise, one of Canada’s grand railway hotels, a luxury resort hotel built in the early decades of the 20th century by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

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