The Vermillion Lakes
The day we left Banff, we drove to Tim Hortons to grab their famous Flatbread Breakfast Panini, Hash Brown and Hot Chocolate. In my opinion, they are comparable to MacDonald’s breakfast, if not, better actually! With the steaming hot grilled panini in one hand, we drove to the Vermillion Lakes, to catch a glimpse of how winter casts it’s chill on the usually serene mirror-effect lakes. Well, to put it simply, I think J captured an award-winning photograph that morning. Ok, probably not. Hee! As expected, the lake was frozen!
We finished our breakfast while admiring the beauty of the nature that surrounded us, never mind that baby E was crying quite a bit. Not because we didn’t care, just that it was about time to drive home, which reminded us that this may well be our last time in Banff National Parks. Sobs… So baby, we understand you were as upset as we were that day…
On our way home, we took a detour towards Lake Minnewanka, the longest glacial lake in the mountain parks of the Canadian Rockies. I remembered its magnificence the last time we saw it in Summer. A huge lake with a breathtaking backdrop of mountains after mountains. We were back this time to capture its frozen state, and man! were we rewarded, to say the least!
Two Jack Lake
We passed the Two Jack Lake on our way to Lake Minnewanka. This lake is a popular campground in summer, where beautiful pictures of sunrises and sunsets can be taken.
The last of the 5 frozen lakes we visited during this trip to the Canadian Rockies was Johnson Lake, which we did a hike-around in Summer. From what I can recall, the hike was most pleasant as we walked hand-in-hand around this quiet lake on which locals canoe and paddle in. Now, it is all frozen and quieter.
We love all the frozen lakes we have seen and experienced this winter. We pray that we will return to the great Canadian Rockies one day, probably for another White Christmas. Not only do the frozen lakes enthrall us, the splendid snow-capped mountains are ever as captivating too.
Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; Thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, Thou preservest man and beast. How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings. (Psalms 36:5-7 KJV)