Awaiting Canoes - Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

On our visit to Lake Louise last month, we arrived in early morning before the crowds were out in force. We knew it was going to be a short time before the tour buses showed up. Once I arrive at Lake Louise, I usually check to see if the boat house has opened yet. If not, I know that the brightly colored red canoes will be lined up in front waiting for visitors to take them for a ride around the lake. With any luck, the waters of this glacier-fed lake will be still enough to provide a mirror reflection. Fortunately, both conditions were positive and I was able to get this photo.