Just wow. And squirrels.
This is one of Banff National Park's very on-the-beaten-track highlights. It actually took two attempts to get here as we were turned away the first time; the 14km entry road closed due to excessively high traffic volumes. I know, we should have walked it. The second time we left early and brought a picnic breakfast. It was almost full again at 8am which didn't at all surprise us. It was insanely picturesque, made all the better by our granola and fruit breakfast which we ate overlooking the turquoise lake. We were also joined by a couple of cheeky and very tame squirrels who tried to steal our cereal from all angles whilst we were eating. They had cuteness on their side but given it's a $2500 fine to feed animals in the park, we kept our guard up. The little critters got their claws on my bowl a few times and they have quite the grip!Read more