The sparkling waters of Grassi lake

September, 2015

Just out of Canmore, in Nordic Centre Provincial Park, which is part of Kananaskis Country, you will find the emerald-coloured Grassi Lakes. It is a nice hike through the forest with views over the town of Canmore and the Bow Valley.DSC02430

There is an easy route and a difficult one and for both walks you need good shoes!

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Grassi Lake is situated at an elevation of around 1,525 meters and Lawrence Grassi, an Italian immigrant, who worked first for Canadian Pacific Railway and later became a miner in the Canmore coal mines, built many trails in the park and also DSC02425worked as a climbing guide.

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The upper and lower lakes are a nice surprise, as the sunlight gives them all kinds of colours and there are all different shades and shadows of the mountains and trees in the crystal clear waters.

A spot to sit down and reflect on your life………

A favorite spot, also for mountain climbers……….like my son……..I try not to think about it too much!

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