When the sun’s shining, there’s nothing quite like taking a dip in a lake, basking on the shore, or just floating on the water with a cold drink in your hand.
Alberta is fortunate enough to have a ton of lakes where you can spend a gorgeous morning or afternoon – just be ready to take a hike to get to some of them.
Here are a handful of beautiful Alberta lakes you need to visit.
Moraine Lake is a glacial fed lake, so like many other glacial fed lakes has exquisite turquoise colour and blue as the Caribbean ocean. This one is sure to take your breathe away.
Lake Louise is not only a winter destination, as it is often known for ski hill, but the lake itself is worth the drive to see itself, and get lost in the bright blue colouring of the water.
Don’t just stay on the shore of this lake, Lake Minnewanka offers water tours for you to enjoy on a boat. You’ll learn the history of the lake and surrounding area from the tour guide while you float along this magical place.
You’re in for a treat while visiting Peyto Lake; in order to get to the lake you must pass by the ice fields. That in itself is an jaw dropping experience.
Sylvan Lake is the definition of fun. There is so much to do and see in this town. The lake is a hot spot in summer, and is great for swimming, paddle boarding, or boating.
It may be a four-hour trek, but the sandy beach, and lush foliage is worth the drive.
Quarry Lake is more of a swimming hole than a traditional lake, but that allows for the water temperature to remain quite warm in comparison to its neighbour lakes that are glacial fed, and freezing cold! This makes for a great place to spend a hot day, and cool down.
Proximity makes this lake a sure bet. It’s only a 20 minute drive from Calgary, so it’s perfect for those late afternoon, last minute decisions to enjoy some fun in the sun.
Wherever you choose to go, escape to the calming flow of water, and allow it to work its blissful magic in rejuvenating your mind, body and soul.