A picture of the Elizabeth Lake
Hey! All of the delegates for Miss Teenage Canada have been given multiple blog assignments and this one was by far my favorite one to do.
I focused on Elizabeth Lake which is inside of my hometown, Cranbrook, it’s a very beautiful lake and full of amazing wildlife. The first time I ever went here was when I had just moved back to Cranbrook from Elkford for a field trip in grade three and the first wild animal I saw here was a bald eagle that swooped down and took a fish right out of the lake.
Some mallard ducks I photographed on a recent visit.
I have been there many times since then, I have planted trees there and tracked deer there I’ve even seen a bear there once!
It’s a very nice place to visit and because it’s all natural it’s constantly changing so everytime you visit something will be different. Elizabeth Lake is also a great place to have a picnic with your friends or family as long as you don’t feed the wildlife.
If your not interested in walking around the lake and taking in nature then you could book a night at the Elizabeth Lake Lodge.
While you are enjoying the view of the lake at the lodge you can even play a couple games of mini golf at the mini golf course that’s right outside of your room! The mini golf course is also great for birthday parties, I would know I’ve been to a few!
It’s also a great place if you are a new student attending Parkland Middle School and if school is getting a bit stressful you can take lunch hour and sit at the lake which I have done myself quite a bit.
Unfortunately this lake isn’t really all that good for swimming in I haven’t tried but if you do want to go swimming it isn’t a far drive to Jimsmith Lake where everyone goes swimming during the summer.
I think my favorite thing to do at Elizabeth lake is either watching the herd of deer that live in cranbrook since a lot of them use Elizabeth lake as a place to sleep and seeing the flattened grass circles they leave behind.
My favorite memory of this lake was when I was in grade three when we had to go on a field trip to this lake and we had to plant a willow tree, my mom was a chaperone for this trip and since she pretty good with growing plants she helped us plant successful saplings but because they were so tightly spaced in one area only three trees are still there today. Unfortunately because the lake is constantly changing I wasn’t able to get to where we planted the trees so I couldn’t get a picture of them.
There are many trails that you can follow that go around the edge of Elizabeth Lake that you can walk along which are maintained by the local air cadet squadron.
I think that I’d you are ever in the Kootenay area you should definitely visit this lake as it is a very beautiful area of town I hope you will consider visiting this lake if you ever visit cranbrook if you want to really get the full experience of seeing the Kootenays that’s all for now, bye!