Photo by Rick Quinn
Muncho Lake, in the heart of the northernmost section of the Canadian Rockies, is considered by many to be the most beautiful lake along the Alaska Highway. The extraordinary blue-green color is the result of a high concentration of copper oxide, leached into the water from mineral deposits in the surrounding mountains. The bit of extra copper hasn't caused any harm to the fish population, lake trout in excess of 30 pounds are caught here on a regular basis. The lake is best viewed in the early morning, before the breeze picks up and causes ripples that spoil the mirrored reflections.
If you go:
The provincial park has two campgrounds, both with incredible views, as well as a hotel, the Northern Rockies Lodge, which is open all year. Guided fishing trips are available, as well as sightseeing tours in small aircraft.
Km 681 of the Alaska Highway
Muncho Lake British Columbia VOC Canada