Thursday, July 11, 2013

July 11 – Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.  It is the largest lake in Banff National Park.  On our Lake Cruiser tour we learned that the First Nations people refer to the lake as the “water of the spirit”, because of the rising mountains and the swift currents whipped by sudden winds.  We saw first hand the rugged beauty, steeped in history, and native folklore.  It was a wonderful afternoon. 

After our boat ride we stretched our legs on a trail along the water’s edge.  There were lots of picnic spots and lovely wildflowers.

We met some locals along the side of the road.  Big horn sheep spend their afternoons in the shade of the vegetation entertaining visitors with cameras.

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