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View of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada from hike above .. So Amazing view !

View of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada from hike above .. So Amazing view !

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PoopSuitsCA

Is that water color a result of mineral runoff? Is it toxic?


traumablades

Minerals yes, toxic no. Too cold to swim in, but cleaner than most lowland lakes by a lot.


limberjim

Highly contaminated with run off from an accumulation of solid dihydrogen monoxide


PullDaLevaKronk

One of the most deadliest, underrated compounds on earth


teslaetcc

Growing up in Canada, I had to take DHMO survival classes, in case I was ever exposed to large quantities. Every summer my family went out to practice these DHMO skills, along with thousands of others.


Infantry11B420

Fun fact I live 30 min away from the purest water on earth. Swimming in it feels incredible. Cold af though.


Excelsior93

Where is the purest water on earth?


Infantry11B420

Crater Lake. One of the seven wonders of the world.


Majinvegito123

LOL


spikesonthebrain

Ban DHMO!


schwinn36

DHMO kills in extremely high doses for real


3spresso-depresso

>dihydrogen monoxide Imagine you are chilling and someone throws this at you. Good luck making it out alive


dontgetcutewithme

I've heard that sometimes even as little as a teaspoon can be lethal.


Reeeeeechard

Everyone who drinks that eventually dies. Scary stuff


Zebo1013

Everyone who drinks anything at all eventually dies, as a side note. Cheers!


TeddyXXL

You almost got it!


ThongofSekhmet

I wouldn’t say too cold to swim in as I’ve swam in it. But it’s pretty damn cold


Justsomedude457

Too cold my ass swim in lake superior thats cold


traumablades

Lmao. They literally have the same average temperature. ~40°F


_only_a_ginger_

Lived at the chateau for a couple years. Booze makes that lake swimmable!


AidsSZN

Not too cold.


Ignore_Me-

Definitely toxic - I doubt you’d last more than 30 seconds breathing that water in.


wasthatme92

The lakes in the Rockies are incredibly clean.


SnowbackMcGee

It's also reflecting the sky above it, so the colour looks different. It's normally turquoise.


DutchDime84

Actually, I don't think that's the case. I could be wrong, but I believe that throughout the season the concentration of the "rock flour" in the water varies quite a bit, due to the amount of runoff from the glacier. So when there's a high concentration it looks blue & milky like this, but when it's low, that's when it's turquoise and you can see the bottom. Source: Grew/live up in Alberta, been here many times, probably read it on a sign there somewhere. Or my Dad told me. He knows everything.


SolzGuy

Coming from a Coloradan, the Canadian Rockies are the most beautiful part of the Rocky Mountains.


Sacoor123

Using ink bucket on paint be like.


SnowbackMcGee

Are you heading up to the tea house?


thorferg

This view is def not on the “normal” tea house route, IIRC - this is unreal! BUT, it’s close, just farther up. Not sure if it’s a formal hike or if OP scrambled orrrrr


Algee

This view is probably from the route to devils thumb, a spire above the big beehive, which is above the tea house. The [central spire here](https://imgur.com/a/Ukd4e53) ​ Actually, on second thought I believe its just the big beehive.


MarsimOP

I remember going to that tea house a while back. The best blueberry pie I’ve ever eaten!


SnowbackMcGee

Also the best Tostito nacho chips and salsa I've ever eaten. Lol. It amazes me the staff have to carry all those supplies in every day.


HauntingJackfruit

Funny thing, but after that long up mountain hike, wouldn't anything you eat be the best ever? But yea, the food at the lodge and tea house is excellent.


SnowbackMcGee

Oh yeah. That was the joke. I think it cost us $20 for a bag of Tostito's and a bowl of salsa, but it was best damn store bought chips and salsa we'd ever had.


McK210

Officially my favorite place on earth so far. Love it there.


Relevant_Wallaby407

Go away smoke :/


Mrs-blue-sky

Gotta love Canada <3


Infantry11B420

They’re so loveable up there


xnoomiex

Why did this make me cry


Big_Ice_9800

Canada, an embarrassment of riches.


Mrs_Gracie2001

It looks like that blue milk from Star Wars


ShellsFeathersFur

It seems the same shade of blue that Pepto Bismol is pink. Have no idea if that makes sense to anyone else.


Mrs_Gracie2001

Makes perfect sense to me


FactoryBuilder

When that freezes in the winter, we make an ice fort on the lake.


Admiralvoss

Really beautiful


GoannaGames-Joe

Textures still loading in.


ShoeTruer

I want to live there..perfect place


JamMan23

Nobody lives there, it's a national park


potatoismyreligion

People definitely live in Banff


AidsSZN

You have to work there to live there


PsychologicalAd3596

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/banff/info/permis-permit/resident-residency


PsychologicalAd3596

You need a permit to live there. Only people that work in Banff are allowed to live there. People live in Canmore just outside the park


JamMan23

Not many, it's not the kind of place you just "move to". Most people that live there are seasonal tourism workers.


roaming_b34r

I moved to Banff. The town has around 8,000 people so that’s a fair amount. Quite a few locals too.


potatoismyreligion

Banff is an entire town filled with many people and residents.


Annual-Ease-9695

How difficult is the hike. I’m exploring the possibility of hiking up with an infant.


sendmebeacons

For some this is difficult, they call these the tea house hikes. I would say it's a more moderate, beyond beginner as there can be some challenges. Source: I've hiked both tea house trails, hiked to the glaciers, and quite literally have been off trail. The only place I haven't explored yet is the cabin at the top of the glacier, but I won't mountaineer my way to it, I'd rather just go the difficult path from Lake O'Hara.


Annual-Ease-9695

Thank you😊. I will explore further about the tree house trail.


HeftyCryptographer21

Just FYI, it is a tea house, not a tree house. I is an awesome hike, and not to difficult.


uMuffin

Bring hiking poles. We did this one with heavy backpacks and it helped tremendously


guyfromthepicture

That's where mountain dew comes from


Uberduck333

No, Fresca! We canoed across the lake one day and it’s we could think of. BTW, doesn’t taste like any kind of soda


TheRajib

So damn awesome weeee


Baby-knees

Thank you for this. I love this place


Limitsofapproach

Is that the hike to the Tea House?


thevel

Normally dont condone vertical filming, but this is a good use of it. Shows the full "depth" and "height" of the view.


DudelinBaluntner

This is awesome. I hiked along the lakeshore and up to the base of the glaciers (and was lucky enough to witness an avalanche) when I was there a few years ago. But, I didn’t realize you could hike up to the top of the peaks aside the lake.


TheUltraTurle

Enchanted lake 😳


lakassket

WOW !


rakibfirefox

Insanely Beautiful


Juggerqueen

Lake Louise is wonderful! It's also very interesting if you see it the first time in winter and don't realize it's such a big lake only to come back in summer and see this amazing view


eclecticdementia

Beautiful. Want to visit.


Punjabimang0

This is in Banff right? I really want to go there in the winter


DutchDime84

Lake Louise is in Banff National Park, yes, but there is also the town of Banff which is about 30 minutes away. Regardless, GO HERE in the winter haha (and the summer too, if you can). Especially if you love to ski or snowboard. Sunshine, Lake Louise, Norquay and Kananaskis ski hills are all within an hour of Banff. Both Banff and Canmore are wonderful, idyllic towns and everywhere you look the views are absolutely breathtaking.


uMuffin

Do you know if they still have bunnies all over Canmore? We went there on our honeymoon and you couldn’t walk anywhere without tripping on bunnies. It will be forever called our Bunnymoon.


DutchDime84

Haha no, not that I’ve seen, and I’ve been there a few times this summer. I mean, yeah there’s lots of wildlife, but certainly not enough to be tripping over bunnies. That would be cute! And maybe annoying. Oddly, the University of Calgary also has an annual bunny “infestation”, I believe.


Punjabimang0

Ah okay, I must have been talking about the National Park then. Apologies for any confusion. Also, I do want to go there in Winter, it looks incredible


DutchDime84

lol no need to apologize! Was just giving you more info for you (hopefully) future travels :)


uMuffin

Moraine Lake is a 10 minutes drive from Lake Louise. Just as beautiful, less touristy. Suggest you extend your trip by a few days and also visit Jasper while you are there.


OHHCanadaa

Thanks for sharing this amazing view, i’m gonna put this on my bucket list


Spudman14

I was just hiking there yesterday. Most beautiful place in the world


Beoeulf

Must not be recent. Otherwise the sky would be a hazy white, from the BC fires; and long with a red sun.


username675826295

I always thought that color was exclusive to more tropical areas of the ocean. I’ve only ever seen it in the Bahamas and a bit in Mexico.


TeqTronikz

Where's part 2 my man?


NinscoomFOPsnarn

Look at all that spotchka!


devdawg31

Only real ones know


freshwatersurfer

And not a single glacier left up there...so sad.


charms75

Uh, we still have glaciers....


Rocketship_Stocks

They need to start mining in the lake and cut down those trees


WOTkava

Zgleda k bohn


amx05462

why does it look like green milk?


IcyDay5

[Minerals from glacial runoff](https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/why-are-glacial-lakes-blue.html) cause the colour. It changes with light conditions and time of year. The milky colour can look pretty odd if you're not used to it- it comes from 'rock flour' (rock ground to dust by glaciers) suspended in the water column


amx05462

thankyou ..thats the first time ive ever seen that on a lake...


IcyDay5

You'll only see it in glacial lakes but if you ever make it to the Rockies you can see it in person!


amx05462

unfortunately im on the east coast


IcyDay5

Maybe one day you'll make it down


eNYC718

Dope af


FBI_Open_up_MF

Y can’t fool me thaths cyan paint


TrueIndependent4835

John Prine has a great song about lake Louise


anybody2020

Holiday goals


Warszawa12

Why is it so clean, that’s weird


Barnixel

This is from the hike Big Bee. I've done it back in 2016 and it's been the best hike in my life so far.


Most-Strategy4554

Incredible.


TacoTom84

Amazed by its natural un-touched beauty


WolframPrime

I was here a month ago and this makes me want to back, absolutely beautiful!


Ebola_beans

In the winter, the lake freezes over and they build an ice castle where people can ice skate around


AssCrackage

The view of Lake Louise when you first come upon it after parking in the designated zone is honestly just stunning and breath-taking. It's one of the most beautiful places on earth.


Doxie4eVeR

Yup....that's my backyard! lol gonna camp there soon in August!


evo4gIzMo

Pro tip: go one lake higher. It is right at the end of the lake Louise, just forgot the name. Moraine lake? It's a small climb up to just have a lake surrounded by the mountaintops and the sky. In the summer there is small hut to eat.


charms75

It's even more epic than Lake Louise....


DurtyPutangTissue

And people still choose to live in Saskatchewan smh


_DOLLIN_

Ive gone there in the summer once. Really nice. Even tried to draw it unsuccessfully. Wish i couldve stayed longer.


Naive-Reputation-572

Beehive trail?


Infantry11B420

That green totally clashes just sayin


SomethingAwfullyNice

That color ain't right


Zealousideal-Bar4615

Wow, nature at it’s best.


cptnobveus

Absolutely beautiful, but you may want to keep it a secret for as long as possible. Californians will come in and have houses/condos built on every square inch. They did it to Tahoe years ago and are just about done in North Idaho now.


radio705

It's a national park.


cptnobveus

Good, won't keep them from trying


radio705

It's just kind of a funny comment. It's like if someone posted their video of the Grand Canyon, and you remarked, "You might want to keep that a secret!"


cptnobveus

I didn't know it was a national park. We have a lot of lakes that used to be unheard of for most people. Not anymore. Our national forest used to be quiet and you could go all day and never see a soul. Now all the forest service and logging roads are like a damn highway.


radio705

As long as people are respectful and don't litter or deface the natural surroundings. I'd like to think that most people understand this basic concept but...


cptnobveus

There are a lot that do, most do. But there is always a handful that have to screw it up for the rest of us. Around here, if we see it, we will call them out and it is usually out of staters.


Algee

Something like 4 million people visit that lake every year lol


Dang_It_All_to_Heck

Lake Louise is the loveliest place I've ever been.


BlondFaith

Good job OP. Most people just take a pic from the hotel parkway down at the left end there. You set the bar high.


SomeDesire

O wanna move to Canadá (:


Square_Minute_9898

That is a beautiful hike. I want to get back for more hiking up there.


nursehappyy

Devils thumb?


goodboybane

Let's put a natural gas plant right in the middle.


uncreative454

Is that what happened to squidward?


Nintendo_Fan07

Looks like light blue paint


MephistosFallen

This, THIS is the kind of thing that makes me believe in “god”.


tracyd103

I worked at Deer Lodge for several years back in the mid 70's....I'd still be there but the immigration cops caught me and sent me packing back to San Diego...!


CRKrJ4K

Looks like a lake of laundry detergent


LeRascalKing

Amazing. I did this hike ten years ago, this is my second favorite hike. If you ever go back, check out the sentinel pass hike.


juice_nsfw

Yay my backyard.


notcrispyboi

IVE BEEN THERE ITS SO NICE


SouthKenny

Is that the big beehive view? I just came back of vacation in Alberta with some friend and the only thing we didn't go to was the big beehive since one of us couldn't keep going.


Comprehensive_Can953

Where's the fires?


marklawerence

Nah thats my pool. Y'all like it?


rockfordtj

Damn.


Chrisx711

I like to hike and if there's one thing I know it's that the pictures and video you take when you get to the top don't do any justice to the view. I can only imagine this would look so much cooler in person and it's fucking amazing as is.


Red-German-Crusader

Huh i didn’t know Alberta had such nice areas where I’m at its a fucken shit hole


sharkwarriorwastaken

Cum


yokotron

Is that the bee hive?


Tubixs

u/savevideo


cuckfancer11

Isn't that Reddit Lake, from a different view, on Reddit?


Massisei

I’ve gone to vacation here like 7-8 years ago but i don’t remember the water this clear and blue. Really nice place Edit: apparently there were forest fires when we went so thats why it didn’t look this nice according to my parents


Striking_Peanut

You smoking weed out there or not


uMuffin

Marijuana is legal across Canada. But with this kind of mountain hike, definitely NOT recommended to snore before or while on the trail.


EngineerForever

Lots of chemicals!


Doorway_Sensei

Dihydrogen Monoxide run off! Very dangerous!


DutchDime84

If by chemicals, you mean minerals, in this case tiny particles of ground up rock, then sure. This is probably some of the cleanest water on the planet.