Tag Archives: Lake Louise

Revisiting Lake Agnes: “No Bears, Just Some Greyhounds”

I hiked up to Lake Agnes just a month ago, and decided to return to experience it again, this time with fall colours. While hiking up, I suddenly heard someone say “That guy is from Saint John”. I was confused initially, thinking I was wearing some piece of clothing that revealed my hometown.

Instead, I looked over and saw my high school french teacher Ms. Kristoffersen!

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Lake Louise and the Lake Agnes Tea House

A few weeks ago, I hiked near Lake Louise to the Lake Agnes Tea House. This 2 hour hike takes you high above Lake Louise and offers stunning views, as you can see below.

The Lake Agnes Tea House itself was one of the highlights of the hike, due to its history. The tea house has been operating since 1905, and does not have any electricity. The staff live at the tea house when it is open from June to October. A helicopter brings in some of the dry goods at the start of the season, while staff hike fresh supplies up 2-4 times per week! Continue reading

Family Visit 2011 (Banff & Lake Louise)

In June, I officially completed my Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of Calgary. To mark this occasion, my family came out from New Brunswick (by car) and North Carolina to Calgary.

This post is my first in a series. I haven’t had much time to update my blog yet this year, but I plan to do this more frequently since I now have quite a growing backlog of photos to go through!

Our first trip outside to Calgary was of course to Banff and Lake Louise. This beautiful vista is a popular photo spot on the way to Banff.

My parents.

Beautiful downtown Banff boasts an impressive mountain backdrop.

My mom and my uncle.

The Banff Springs Hotel.

Me with my family in front of Lake Louise. There is still some ice covering the lake, but most of it is gone.

Me and my uncle.

A bird was seemingly quite eager to pose for photos. What else can you do besides relax beside Lake Louise?

Banff and Lake Louise

On the Monday holiday, I went to Banff and Lake Louise with some new friends.


Our first stop was the Johnston Canyon for a short hike. It’s a beautiful area.


A beautiful shot of a very small waterfall.


This is a larger waterfall. In order to see it, you must walk through a very low cave!


Three layers seem to converge and lose their depth in this photo.


This is Lake Louise. Because of the weather, it was hard to get a good clear shot. However, with some retouching, this photo gained a mystical quality!