Banff lake may be drained to fight a fish disease. Hunt said "oddly enough," it's not that tough to drain a lake. Many construction companies in Alberta that are already doing this for various industrial projects, he said. "It's expensive, and we'd want to make sure there's a reasonable likelihood of a successful outcome." Or they might "just" remove every fish.
Snow-capped mountains surrounding a glacier-fed lake ... there's a reason Banff's Lake Louise is on so many Canadian postcards. Lake Louise is a two-hour drive through the Rocky Mountains from Calgary -- the nearest major airport. The free skating rink has a heated shelter.