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Banff National Park: Lake Louise
Lake Louise probably looks like no lake you’ve ever seen before. It’s not sparkling and clear, it’s milky and blue-green. Thanks to “rock flour” — particles of glacial silt that are far smaller than sand — the water glows with a soothing color. You’ll never get tired of staring at it. I decided to start this page with a picture of Lake Louise from above, along the trail to Lake Agnes, which I’ll cover on the next page. From this vantage point, you can see the two things that make this lake famous — the milky water, and the Fairmont …