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Hector Lake & Bow Lake, on the Icefields Parkway
As the drive continues up the Icefields Parkway, it will be a while before you come across another mirror-lake like Herbert Lake. But that’s okay, because the roadside lakes get even more interesting: The first unusually blue-green lake you’ll see is Hector Lake. I’m fairly certain this is a photo of Hector Lake, with the Waputik Icefield slowly pouring down the mountains behind it. Those nearby glaciers are what gives Hector Lake its seemingly unnatural color. The glaciers grind away at the mountains, creating “rock flour” — extremely fine particles of rock, that stay suspended in the water, giving the …