MP-0000.158.98 | Lakes in the Clouds, near Lake Louise, AB, about 1923

Photograph, glass lantern slide
Lakes in the Clouds, near Lake Louise, AB, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Beehive mountain (1) , lake (21) , Lake Louise vicinity (7) , Landscape (2230) , landscape (101) , Mount Aberdeen (1) , Mount Lefroy (1) , mountain (585) , mountain (39) , Photograph (77678) , river (1486) , Victoria mountain (1) , Waterscape (2986) , waterscape (136)
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"Lakes in the Clouds: An easy walk, or delightful pony ride, is that to the Lakes in the Clouds. Leaving the west end of the hotel, an excellent trail rises 1,000 feet to Mirror Lake, and thence, rather more steeply, another 225 feet past the Bridal Veil Falls to Lake Agnes. These lakes, situated among scenes of the wildest beauty, lie like jewels on the bosom of the mountains, and their calm, placid surfaces breathe peace and quietness. Both lakes are seen in this picture, and also, from left right, Mount Aberdeen (10,340 feet), Mount Lefroy (11,220 feet), the Beehive (7,430 feet) and Victoria (11,355 feet)."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 5--The Canadian Rockies; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.