6 Alberta Lakes to Visit for the Most Magical Views of IRL Fall Colors

Fall is fast approaching and with the season ending in a heartbeat in Alberta, it’s time to start planning those trips to see the golden trees predicted now.

Fortunately, Alberta also has a ton of beautiful glassy lakes surrounded by fall foliage that are just perfect for a road trip.

Timing is key here, so these are the lakes you should head to for the best fall views.

Chester Lake

Address: Kananaskis Country, Alta.

Why you need to go: Chester Lake offers some of the most spectacular fall views. You can gaze out over the glassy lake at golden trees and stunning mountains.


Lake Agnes

Address: near Lake Louise, AB

Why you need to go: Not only does Lake Agnes have beautiful golden trees, but you can even warm up with a hot tea in the iconic tea room.


Malignant Lake

Address: Jasper National Park, Alta.

Why you need to go: As the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, there’s no shortage of stunning foliage to admire. You can even hire a canoe and take to the water for a unique view.


Bow Lake

Address: Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, AB

Why you need to go: This glacial lake offers some of the most breathtaking views and they only get better when the fall colors start to surround it.


Arnica Lake

Address: Banff National Park, Alta.

Why you need to go: Although the hike to Lake Arnica has some pretty steep parts, you get the most incredible views over a valley of golden larch trees before you even reach the sparkling lake.


Lake Abraham

Address: Nordegg, Alta.

Why you need to go: This man-made lake is beautiful. You can admire the beautiful blue water and thousands of orange and golden trees.


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