Have you ever seen the pictures of bright blue lakes surrounded by picture perfect snow capped mountains? If you have then it is very possible the pictures were taken within Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies. There are literally hundreds of lakes dotted around this part of the country but perhaps none match the beauty of Lake Moraine. Lake Moraine is glacier fed lake about 15km outside the town of Lake Louise and gets it’s unique colour from the silt deposited into the lake from the melting glacier above. The silt is created when rocks underneath the glaciers grind down, producing a very fine flower like substance. The substance is so light that it floats in the water and reflects the sunlight creating beautiful blue or green appearances.

 

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