Photo Friday: Icebergs at Berg Lake

Located in Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada, Berg Lake tends to be filled with icebergs throughout the year. Visitors often see ice break off or calve into the lake, which is partially fed by Berg Glacier. Known for its glacier, floating icebergs, and bright bluish-green water, the lake is a popular destination for hikers. Berg Glacier sits atop Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Mount Robson is part of a sub-range of the Rocky Mountains known as the Rainbow Range. Named “Tsitsutl,” meaning “painted mountains” in the local dialect, Rainbow Range is made of lava and rock that comes in hues of red, orange, lavender and yellow, noticeable on sunny days.

Mount Robson Provincial Park, including Berg Lake and Glacier, was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1990. For a visceral experience of the park, attend the 7th Annual Mount Robson Marathon to be held on September 9, 2017. The marathon will take runners up the world-renowned Berg Lake Trail. Below, you can find a video of hiker Phil Armitage on the trail.

 

Icebergs floating in Berg Lake (Source: Scott Theede/Flickr).

 

 

Berg Glacier at Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia (Source: Jeff Pang/Flickr).

 

 

South face of Mount Robson (Source: Jeff Pang/Flickr).

 

 

Overlander Falls in Mount Robson Provincial Park (Source: Guenter Wieschendahl/Creative Commons).

 

 

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