Looking for somewhere to cool off this summer? If lounging on a beach sounds appealing, consider checking out Quarry Lake in the Alberta Rocky Mountains, a magical swimming hole with blue water, incredible views and plenty of sand.

Located just outside of Canmore, this sunny day spot was originally a mining quarry but has since been reclaimed and fed by an underground spring.

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Here, Albertans can rest, recharge, have fun and get a glimpse of the iconic Ha Ling Peak, a majestic mountain immediately south of town – though your day trip is what you make it!

Bring a picnic basket, a bathing suit, a paddle board or a camera, take a walk or go for a bike ride! There are also nearby trails and pathways with plenty of wildlife, flowers and trees.

If however, you chose to make a splash, it’s important to note that there is no lifeguard on duty.


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In some areas, the water gets as deep as 100 meters, so bring your water wings and keep your head up. It’s definitely worth going for a dip if you’re comfortable, but we want you to stay safe. After all, there’s really no place like it. 

Heck, maybe we’ll see you out there! Enjoy!


Where: Quarry Lake – Canmore, AB