Bow Lake, Sunwapta Pass, Rocky Mountains, Canada

Bow Lake is a small lake in western Alberta, Canada. It is located on the Bow River, in the Canadian Rockies, at an altitude of 1920 m. The lake lies south of the Bow Summitt, east of the Waputik Range and west of the Dolomite Pass, Dolomite Peak and Cirque Peak.

Bow Lake is one of the lakes that line the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. Other such lakes being Hector Lake, Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Mistaya Lake, Waterfowl Lakes, Chephren Lake and Sunwapta Lake. Historical Simspon’s Num-Ti-Jah Lodge is located on the shores of Bow Lake.

Sunwapta Pass is a mountain pass in the Canadian Rockies in the province of Alberta. The pass marks the boundary between Banff- and Jasper National Park. The Icefields Parkway travels through Sunwapta Pass. The pass is the second highest point on the Icefields Parkway.

Both sightseeings are located on the same road, the Icefield Parkway. It takes little over an hour to get from one point to the other.

Here are some photos of a visit to Bow lake and the view from Sunwapta pass. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.