View of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada from hike above .. So Amazing view !
By - LIGiVAlM
Is that water color a result of mineral runoff? Is it toxic?
Minerals yes, toxic no. Too cold to swim in, but cleaner than most lowland lakes by a lot.
Highly contaminated with run off from an accumulation of solid dihydrogen monoxide
One of the most deadliest, underrated compounds on earth
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.
Fun fact I live 30 min away from the purest water on earth. Swimming in it feels incredible. Cold af though.
Where is the purest water on earth?
Crater Lake. One of the seven wonders of the world.
DHMO kills in extremely high doses for real
Imagine you are chilling and someone throws this at you. Good luck making it out alive
I've heard that sometimes even as little as a teaspoon can be lethal.
Everyone who drinks that eventually dies. Scary stuff
Everyone who drinks anything at all eventually dies, as a side note. Cheers!
You almost got it!
I wouldn’t say too cold to swim in as I’ve swam in it. But it’s pretty damn cold
Too cold my ass swim in lake superior thats cold
Lmao. They literally have the same average temperature. ~40°F
Lived at the chateau for a couple years. Booze makes that lake swimmable!
Not too cold.
Definitely toxic - I doubt you’d last more than 30 seconds breathing that water in.
The lakes in the Rockies are incredibly clean.
It's also reflecting the sky above it, so the colour looks different. It's normally turquoise.
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.
Coming from a Coloradan, the Canadian Rockies are the most beautiful part of the Rocky Mountains.
Using ink bucket on paint be like.
Are you heading up to the tea house?
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
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.
I remember going to that tea house a while back. The best blueberry pie I’ve ever eaten!
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.
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.
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.
Officially my favorite place on earth so far. Love it there.
Go away smoke :/
Gotta love Canada <3
They’re so loveable up there
Why did this make me cry
Canada, an embarrassment of riches.
It looks like that blue milk from Star Wars
It seems the same shade of blue that Pepto Bismol is pink. Have no idea if that makes sense to anyone else.
Makes perfect sense to me
When that freezes in the winter, we make an ice fort on the lake.
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I want to live there..perfect place
Nobody lives there, it's a national park
People definitely live in Banff
You have to work there to live there
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
Not many, it's not the kind of place you just "move to". Most people that live there are seasonal tourism workers.
I moved to Banff. The town has around 8,000 people so that’s a fair amount. Quite a few locals too.
Banff is an entire town filled with many people and residents.
How difficult is the hike. I’m exploring the possibility of hiking up with an infant.
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.
Thank you😊. I will explore further about the tree house trail.
Just FYI, it is a tea house, not a tree house. I is an awesome hike, and not to difficult.
Bring hiking poles. We did this one with heavy backpacks and it helped tremendously
That's where mountain dew comes from
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
So damn awesome weeee
Thank you for this. I love this place
Is that the hike to the Tea House?
Normally dont condone vertical filming, but this is a good use of it. Shows the full "depth" and "height" of the view.
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.
Enchanted lake 😳
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
Beautiful. Want to visit.
This is in Banff right? I really want to go there in the winter
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.
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.
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.
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
lol no need to apologize! Was just giving you more info for you (hopefully) future travels :)
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.
Thanks for sharing this amazing view, i’m gonna put this on my bucket list
I was just hiking there yesterday. Most beautiful place in the world
Must not be recent. Otherwise the sky would be a hazy white, from the BC fires; and long with a red sun.
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.
Where's part 2 my man?
Look at all that spotchka!
Only real ones know
And not a single glacier left up there...so sad.
Uh, we still have glaciers....
They need to start mining in the lake and cut down those trees
Zgleda k bohn
why does it look like green milk?
[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
thankyou ..thats the first time ive ever seen that on a lake...
You'll only see it in glacial lakes but if you ever make it to the Rockies you can see it in person!
unfortunately im on the east coast
Maybe one day you'll make it down
Y can’t fool me thaths cyan paint
John Prine has a great song about lake Louise
Why is it so clean, that’s weird
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.
Amazed by its natural un-touched beauty
I was here a month ago and this makes me want to back, absolutely beautiful!
In the winter, the lake freezes over and they build an ice castle where people can ice skate around
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.
Yup....that's my backyard! lol gonna camp there soon in August!
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.
It's even more epic than Lake Louise....
And people still choose to live in Saskatchewan smh
Ive gone there in the summer once. Really nice. Even tried to draw it unsuccessfully. Wish i couldve stayed longer.
That green totally clashes just sayin
That color ain't right
Wow, nature at it’s best.
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.
It's a national park.
Good, won't keep them from trying
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!"
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.
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...
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.
Something like 4 million people visit that lake every year lol
Lake Louise is the loveliest place I've ever been.
Good job OP. Most people just take a pic from the hotel parkway down at the left end there. You set the bar high.
O wanna move to Canadá (:
That is a beautiful hike. I want to get back for more hiking up there.
Let's put a natural gas plant right in the middle.
Is that what happened to squidward?
Looks like light blue paint
This, THIS is the kind of thing that makes me believe in “god”.
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...!
Looks like a lake of laundry detergent
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.
Yay my backyard.
IVE BEEN THERE ITS SO NICE
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.
Where's the fires?
Nah thats my pool. Y'all like it?
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.
Huh i didn’t know Alberta had such nice areas where I’m at its a fucken shit hole
Is that the bee hive?
Isn't that Reddit Lake, from a different view, on Reddit?
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
You smoking weed out there or not
Marijuana is legal across Canada. But with this kind of mountain hike, definitely NOT recommended to snore before or while on the trail.
Lots of chemicals!
Dihydrogen Monoxide run off! Very dangerous!
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.