For some reason after seeing your post Renata, I am hungry and craving a beverage.
Further along on our trip, Nifty, Sue and I head further south along this wonderful highway. Just to the south of Canoe Meadows is the dam that was mentioned. The dam creates Barrier lake. This is a popular starting point for a number of hikes as well as a beautiful location to stop for a bite to eat. If you aren't quite ready for the rapids many people like to paddle around the lake as well, enjoying the views that surround the lake.
The lake continues around the corner to the mountain on the left and is quite long. Being so close to the source of it's water the lake has the wonderful blue/green color from all the minerals that are suspended in the water from near by glaciers.
After a short walk around and a little exploration, back on the road we go. Our next stop is a view made famous(although mostly forgotten now) in 1988. Nakiska is another ski hill, this one was originally opened and created for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games that was hosted in Calgary. At the time The IOC ruled that the venues all had to fall within a certain range, and all of the suitable existing ski areas were to far from Calgary to be included. Thus the creation of Nakiska. All of the major ski events were held at this hill and although the Olympics are long gone(not forgotten though as is evident in the release of a movie in 2016 about one of the atheletes competing in those games) the ski hill still thrives as a popular destination for local families.