Spirit Island and Maligne Lake, Alberta, Canada

If I had a second home I’d like to say it’s Canada, particularly in the west of that Country in British Columbia and Alberta. Having a Canadian partner I have been privileged to visit that vast and beautiful country many times over the years and each time has been very special.

Today I wanted to post a favourite image of mine from one of my favourite places. It’s one of those classic, iconic views that many of us instantly recognise. The picture above shows Spirit Island on Maligne Lake in the Canadian Rockies, Alberta. Situated around 12km from Lake Louise and 40km south east of Jasper, it is spectacularly situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

The lake has the most vividly blue waters which are apparently caused by glacial silt and is arguably the oldest visitor attraction in the Canadian Rockies as well as being one of the largest lakes in the mountain region.

It’s possible to take a boat ride or hire a canoe out to the island which is one of the most photographed scenes in the Rockies. This does not deter from the beauty and mystery of the tiny island sat in this huge lake. I look forward to my next sighting of it’s grandeur.

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