Yep. So close to the road leaving Banff that Park Rangers were using bullhorns to get gawkers (including us) back into our cars. No fences or culverts for protection, but happily a mom who seemed crankier about the behavior of her rambunctious cubs than their audience. Had she changed her mind, she could have reached us in seconds, regardless of my telephoto lens.
Even on an overcast day, it’s hard to describe Lake Louise as anything but breathtaking. Located within Banff National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the turquoise lake dramatically offsets Victoria Glacier, and no matter how many photos you have seen of it, there’s nothing like walking the path or sitting awhile to let it soak in. (I am not the one doing the yoga pose, but I understood her need of it.) The fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel overlooks the lake, but for me it couldn’t compete with this natural beauty.
Our animal friends continued to contribute to our enjoyment along the way.