The next morning we left Camden for Golden B.C. We stopped at Lake Louise on the way. Lake Louise was named Lake of the Little Fishes by the Stony Nakota First Nations people. It is a glacier lake within Banff National Park.
The emerald color of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melting water from the glaciers that overlook the lake.
We spent a good part of the morning hiking along the trail beside the lake. The lake was named after the Priness Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of the Marquess of Lorne, who was the governor general of Canada from 1878 to 1883.
Fairmont's Chateau Lake Louise, is one of Canada's grand railway hotels. The luxury resort hotel was built in the early 20th century by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
The trail beside the lake goes a long way. You can also pick up other hikes from this trail.
All of these photos were taken from the trail.
After leaving Lake Louise, we drove through the Yoho National Park towards Golden B.C. where we were spending the night. We checked out Takakkaw Falls located in Yoho National Park, near Field, British Columbia. Its highest point is 302 meters (991ft) from its base making it the 45th tallest waterfall in eastern British Columbia.
"Takakkaw", loosely translated from Cree, means something like "it is magnificent". These falls were featured in the 1995 film, Last of the Dogmen.
Later on in the afternoon we stopped at Kicking Horse River located in Southeastern British Columbia. The river was named in 1858, when James Hector, a member of the Palliser Expedition, reported being kicked by his packhorse while exploring the river.
The Natural Bridge is an impressive natural rock formation that spans the flow of the Kicking Horse River west of Field.
One more beautiful lake that we came across before getting to Golden.