INTRODUCTION:During the summer time, Canada’s Abraham Lake looks like many of its neighboring water bodies. Nestled in a section of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, the lake is dwarfed by towering peaks that cast shade over its turquoise-blue waves. The scenes created by the landscape, similar to those in parts of the U.S. West (looking at you, Colorado), could easily grace postcards or travel brochures.
GET IN:But everything changes when winter comes. It’s not that the landscape around Abraham Lake becomes less captivating; instead, the lake transforms into a gorgeous, icy sheen that steals all the attention. What’s more, the ice is filled with intriguing frozen bubbles that really need a scientific explanation to understand.