Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CANADA ~ Moraine Lake - Banff National Park - UNESCO~

... Breathtakingly beautiful place and one of the most photographed locations in all of Canada... its brilliant blue to emerald green colour is a result of light refracting off the “rock flour” (fine particles of rock) in the glacier run-off which flows into the lake... Moraine Lake is also a key area for grizzly bears in the National Park... it contains critical bear habitat where a concentration of female grizzlies live and raise their cubs... reading that you have sat on those rocks in the foreground makes the postcard even more special... must say I'm a bit jealous (◕‿-)... Thanks so much Glenn!! (♥‿♥)
Photo: Edward Ross Photography

In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers.

Moraine Lake is a glacially fed lake  outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The ten mountain peaks behind the lake run along the Continental Divide, which marks the border of British Columbia and Alberta.

Banff is part of UNESCO’s Canadian Rocky Mountain World Heritage site.


Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster
(Issued 09-01-2017)

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