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Waterfowl Lakes, along the Icefields Parkway
As I continued the drive north on the Icefields Parkway, Waterfowl Lakes came as a surprise. The small lakes appear quite large, because they’re right next to the road. They are also unmarked by any signs, leaving visitors wondering exactly what they’re looking at. Even the official park map doesn’t clearly name them (on the map, the lakes are labeled on the opposite side of the road). As underappreciated as they are, the Waterfowl Lakes didn’t disappoint. Conditions were just right during my visit, providing a mirror-like surface, reflecting the icy peaks which awaited further north. Most noticeable here is …