Cold temperatures notwithstanding, the drive along the Icefields Parkway was spectacular on this day, and Leslie, Zosia and I stopped more than once to take photographs of the amazing scenery. By the time we reached Lake Louise in Banff National Park, the temperature had risen to a balmy -20°C, and we decided that it would be worth going for a quick ski on the lake. After parking my car, we skied to the back of the lake before returning to Chateau Lake Louise to look at some ice sculptures.
Just as we were about to depart, we ran
into Zosia's Polish friend, Marta Heske, who was visiting Lake Louise
with another friend and their respective children. We all
subsequently went for lunch at Hostelling International (HI) Lake Louise
Alpine Centre before heading home for good.
Leslie and Zosia ski out onto frozen Lake Louise. Sonny, Zosia and Leslie pose for a
photo in front of Chateau Lake Louise. Photo
courtesy of Leslie Pryslak
Leslie and Zosia head back across the frozen lake. Photo
courtesy of Zosia Zgolak
Athabasca Falls is mostly frozen on this day. In the background is
A motorist lost control of his vehicle
on this stretch of highway not far from the Columbia Icefields.
Zosia stands below the Weeping Wall
along the Icefields Parkway.
Leslie and Zosia approach the west end
of Lake Louise. Mount Lefroy can be seen through the gap.
Zosia and Leslie stop below frozen
Louise Falls. Note the ice climbers in the shadow.
Zosia checks out one of the many ice
sculptures in front of Chateau Lake Louise.
Lunch is served at HI Lake Louise
Alpine Centre's cafeteria.
Leslie and Zosia ski out onto frozen Lake Louise.
Sonny, Zosia and Leslie pose for a photo in front of Chateau Lake Louise.
Photo courtesy of Leslie Pryslak
Leslie and Zosia head back across the frozen lake.
Photo courtesy of Zosia Zgolak