Bow Lake and Glacier

Bow Lake Alberta in black and White

Bow Lake Alberta in black and white

Bow Lake Alberta in its natural muted colour. The glacier is in the distance at the head of the lake.

Bow Lake Alberta in its natural muted colour. The glacier is in the distance at the head of the lake.

Just a few minutes south of Mistaya Falls on the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park is Bow Lake, which is fed by Bow Glacier. Bow Glacier, like all glaciers, is receding as the world warms. On this day in May there was still ice on the lake.

Ice in Bow Lake, Icefields Parkway, Alberta

Ice in Bow Lake, Icefields Parkway, Alberta

A few tourist buses had pulled up and a few people were taking photos, but it was cold, and most tourists seemed to be anxious to get back on the bus!

Bow Lake Alberta

Tourist outlook – Bow Lake Alberta

Bow Lake Alberta - Looking south

Bow Lake Alberta – Looking south

And finally, a rarity for me, a selfie, with an entirely out-of-place baseball cap.

Bow Lake Alberta. A rare selfie.

Bow Lake Alberta. A rare selfie.

All photos shot with an iPhone 6 and only slightly edited in Lightroom.

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29 comments on “Bow Lake and Glacier

  1. Just my sort of location…..fantastic.

  2. Amy Parmeter says:

    Beautiful images! Brrr…but beautiful!

    • BuntyMcC says:

      I guess it depends on what you’re used to and what you can tolerate. I don’t do heat well. So a spring vacation in the Rockies was quite comfortable form me. Of course you have to dress for it….

  3. restlessjo says:

    It’s an incredible sight 🙂

    • BuntyMcC says:

      There is an even bigger glacier, closer to the road, which you can explore by special vehicle – but we didn’t. I didn’t even stop for pictures.

  4. Anabel Marsh says:

    Gorgeous. Can’t wait to be there!

  5. Banff is a beautiful place to visit

  6. love your cap logo against the lake…i love both bow lake and Havana you know 😀 have a happy day Bunty!

  7. Hello! It’s nice to see you! It’s gorgeous there. It’s on my Bucket List. I hope one day I get to check this off.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      The Icefields Parkway, and the National Parks that are along it, are awe inspiring. If you go, don’t miss neighbouring Yoho National Park (yet to come in my Alberta/BC posts.) Nice to see you too!

  8. Great photos (especially the selfie!)

  9. Hello .. great to see you! What a super place. I love the first pic it is so moody 😄

  10. Candia says:

    Nice to put a face to your posts!

  11. inesephoto says:

    Lovely selfie.

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