A lake in western Alberta named one of the most beautiful spots in Canada

Jul 24 2023, 8:13 pm

It’s a gem of western Alberta and now it’s been named one of the most beautiful places to visit in Canada.

Located west of Nordegg, Abraham Lake is certainly stunning no matter if you visit during the summer or winter months.

According to a list by Thrillist, it’s one of the crown jewels of not just Alberta, but the whole country.

The lake is known across Alberta for its dazzling ice bubbles during the winter months.

The phenomenon under the hardened surface of the lake is the result of pockets of methane gas that get trapped in the ice creating a staggering vision of bubbles scattered across the surface.

The artificial lake is Alberta’s largest reservoir and is more than 30 kilometres long.

As for the reasoning behind it being added to the list, Thrillist of course pointed to the ice bubbles every winter providing gorgeous views.

“The result is a rock-hard frozen lake with constellations of glassy orbs suspended underfoot— a gorgeous sight with an edge of danger, given the flammability of the gas. After the thaw, this vast sapphire lake remains stunning in summertime,” it added.

Two other locations in Alberta made it onto the list – Jasper and Banff National Parks.

This story was first published in July 2022.

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