A Magic Moment at the Bow Valley Summit
© Jeff R. Clow
The view from the Bow Valley Summit overlooking Peyto Lake .... and yes, the water is really that glacial blue shade because of the glacial silt that gives it such a distinctive turquoise color. This is how it really looks - I didn't touch the color slider one bit when I processed the image.
This is 43 kilometers north of Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway and it is one of the most stunning views I've seen in my lifetime. I actually heard people gasping out loud after they walked down the trail and saw this for the first time.