A week ago we went to Lake Louise to watch the sunrise light up the Victoria Glacier which is the glacier behind the lake in all of the photos. It was a clear day except in the East, and thus the sunshine on the glacier never happened, and the clouds eventually moved into the lake area. We did take some beautiful photos without direct sun, a couple of which are below.
A few days later when the forecast was once again for a clear, sunny day, we tried for sunrise a second time. On this day the sun appeared, and it was very entertaining to watch the glacier light up. It takes only about 15-20 minutes at this time of the year to light up the entire glacier.
We could bore you with 20 or 30 more photos as the sunrise progressed – it was quite fun, but here are a couple as it was almost complete. The one below is lighting up the Big Beehive on the right where we hiked to the top earlier in the trip for views back down to Lake Louise.
The photo below with sun on the glacier was taken from the same location as the first one before the sun arrived.
For those who have never been to Lake Louise, here are a few photos of the famous Chateau.
We ran into our new friends from the Italian Alps again one of the days we were at Lake Louise as they were preparing to hike up to the Big Beehive and the teahouses. We have met so many interesting people from so many interesting places (Austria, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, Canada of course, UK, Germany, and many others) – this is quite an international destination.
We are moving on to Banff where we will do more to support the economy of Canada (shopping and dining) and less hiking.
One last view of Lake Louise on a sunny day…