Consolation Lakes Professional Review and Guide
"An easy, half-day stroll through a subalpine forest to a pair of sparkling lakes below the walls of Bident Mountain. Hike is located south of Lake Louise in Banff National Park, with views of Bident Mountain, Mount Quadra, and Mount Temple; Babel Creek, Lower and Upper Consolation Lakes.
The Consolation Valley was named in counterpoint to Desolation
Valley, the original label pinned to the raw, boulder strewn canyon above Moraine Lake now known as Wenkchemna Valley. And the short, shady, gently graded trail into Consolation Lakes should well console weary hikers. No other trail in the park requires as little effort to reach such a gem of an alpine lake basin."