For this year’s Annual Three-Lake Tour we decided to head over to Moraine Lake for Canada Day weekend. We arrived late at Moraine Lake Road due to circumstances beyond our control. When the lake road is closed, you can go to the overflow parking and hop on the park and ride. Despite that, we didn’t want to spend a lot of time at Moraine Lake and were only interested in taking a few photos.
Our next stop was Emerald Lake in British Columbia which was our first lake on the Annual Three-Lake tour, just across the Trans-Canada highway from Field. The parking lot was full when we arrived around 10:30 am, and a line had already formed down the street.
As we walked around the lake, I became distracted by a woodpecker within about 250 meters of the restrooms.
Not just any woodpecker, but an American Three Toe Woodpecker. Approximately two years ago, we searched around Fish Creek Park for one of these. Its young were being fed by the woodpecker.
Following our walk around the lake, we returned to the truck and drove to Bow Lake. The Crowfoot Glacier is shown in this photo. Windy conditions and unsettled water made for poor photography on the lake.
We moved on to Peyto Lake from Bow Lake. There were a lot of buses at the lake, and the parking lot was full. Upon arriving at the location, we took a few pictures.
This photograph was taken at the Vermillion Lakes of Mount Rundle in Banff in the morning.
Later in the afternoon, we had a meal in Banff. After visiting the Fudge factory, we stocked up, but the next day it was gone.