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Green Lake in Whistler B.C. is one of the largest lakes in town. It is located out in Alpine Meadows going to Pemberton, BC. The whole town of Whistler has a biking trail to go up and about the area. In the summer, a lot of bikers travel the town to enjoy the heat and the beauty of Whistler. It is a tourist destination and haven of outdoor enthusiasts. The town is surrounded by magnificent valleys and lakes like you see on the back of me in that photo. Whistler is a ski resort in Canada and always been visited by people around the world to enjoy the Winter. In the summer, the ski resort will turn into a downhill biking trail and is one of the famous downhill biking spots in the world. Green Lake is also used for kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming too. This sand bar is huge where you can bike, walk, and chill when you visit. There are also lots of hiking trails around town, Wedge Mountain which is adjacent to Green Lake is one of the difficult hiking trails in Whistler. To go up that mountain will take you 4-6 hours depending on your skill. I was a beginner hiker and going up and down this mountain is the worst but enjoyable hiking I have ever done. I could not walk for 3 days after the hike. If you are a beginner hiker, don't attempt the Wedge Mountain. It's gonna be an excruciating hike you will ever experience. Overall, Green Lake is just one of the most beautiful lakes in Whistler and the surrounding neighborhood is beautiful too. People are nice and are living in comfort. If you ever come to Canada, Whistler is one of the best itineraries you can visit all year round. The outdoor activities are endless and surely, you will enjoy.
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I get woken up every morning by my wild pet squirrel. His loud thud on my roof at five am ensures his breakfast of a few peanuts or crusts from my peanut butter and honey toast from the day before. Often, when I finally decide to step out on my deck, I get to see great views like this.
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For a little more context I am French and at the end of January 2020 I moved to Toronto with a PVT. (You'll find my story about the PVT in a future story) I also know Montreal because in 2017 I lived there for 5 months for an internship.
Barrier Lake is within Bow Valley Provincial Park. Barrier Lake is actually a man-made reservoir created for the purpose of producing electricity through water. The lake sits at an elevation of 1,464 m. Due to its easy access, the lake is very frequented by people throughout the year and it offers a number of day use areas trails that you can hike as well as a boat launch point.
Grassi Lakes are comprised of the Upper Grassi Lake and Lower Grassi Lake that are situated at an elevation of about 1500 meters in the Canadian Rockies and overlook the town of Canmore in Alberta, Canada. The water that feeds these lakes comes from the Spray Lakes Reservoir on the Spray River. The lakes are named after a famous climbing guide named Lawrence Grassi who was originally from Italy but migrated to Canada in the early 1900s and worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway and then at a mine in Canmore.
Ghost Lake is a man-made reservoir along the bow River from which it is fed. It's in close proximity to the Rocky Mountains hence the water of the lake tends to be very cold. The lake is very well known for the beaches that it offers with great views of the Rocky Mountains.
You might have seen really cool pictures of a frozen lake with bubbles trapped under the surface. There is a good chance that one of those pictures was taken at Abraham Lake.
Peyto Lake is one of my favorite lakes. Some people claim that it is one of the most beautiful lakes not only in Alberta of Canada, but in the whole world. Much like the other glacial lakes in Banff National Park, this Peyto Lake gets its vibrant turquoise color from the light reflecting on the rock flour that is carried down to the lake as the glacier melts during the warmer months. The lake is situated in the valley of the Waputik Range and sits at an elevation of over 1800 meters and is about 90 meters deep.
Moraine Lake is one of the most frequented gems that you can find within Banff National Park. It is in very close proximity to Lake Louise (a mere 14 kilometers) and both lakes share a lot of similar traits such as the breathtaking turquoise color of their water, particularly vibrant during the summer months as the glacier that feeds it melts. The secret behind the color lies in the rock flour that makes its way down into the lake as the glacier is melting, which usually does not begin until June. This has a lot to do with the fact that the lake sits at an elevation of over 1800 meters. With the summer and the melting of the glacier also comes an increase in the level of water, at which point the lakes reaches its peak.