Abraham Lake, Alberta

David Thompson HIghway

David Thompson HIghway

The day after our visit to Jasper National Park (early May, 2016) we decided to visit along the David Thompson Highway. We started that windy, showery, morning by taking a closer look at Abraham Lake, the reservoir for the city of Edmonton, whose water level was significantly down after a very dry 2015.

David Thompson HIghway

Abraham Lake from Aurum Lodge.

In these first three photos we are looking towards the south.  Mr. IDWE provides an idea of the scale of the ‘beach,’  the exposed bed of the reservoir.  The fuzziness off in the distance is a shower.

David Thompson HIghway

David Thompson Highway: Abraham Lake looking southward.

Once on the beach we turned north and almost lost our hats to the wind whistling down the lake. That’s a dust storm in the background.

David Thompson HIghway

David Thompson Highway: Abraham Lake near Aurum Lodge.

Where we stayed: Aurum Lodge.  Recommended: highly.


5 comments on “Abraham Lake, Alberta

  1. Anabel Marsh says:

    We are hoping to visit Alberta next year so I’m definitely saving this recommendation!

    • BuntyMcC says:

      I don’t like having to move every day and the location was great for day trips through Jasper, or Banff, or along the David Thompson highway (which is the focus of this and the next few of my posts.) It’s not cheap, but ecologically sound, the hosts are terrific, the view amazing, as was the food.

      • Anabel Marsh says:

        Yes, we’ll be looking for places to stay for a few years. We visited the Rockies 10 years ago so want to be, maybe, a bit more off the beaten track this time.

  2. bythebriny says:

    Love the way the light is hitting the water…

  3. Looks like a fabulous place to visit .. Great shots 😃

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