Take the road out of Canmore towards the Nordic centre. Continue past the Grassi Lakes and the Goat Creek day use parking. Follow the unpaved Spray lakes road for about 27-28km until you see the Sparrowhawk Picnic sign. The lake is on your right.
I arrived at the lakes about 1.5 hours before sunrise in the hopes to get some astrophotography shots. I had the extraordinary luck of seeing the northern lights that morning as well.
With heavy clouds rolling in, the sunrise I was hoping for didn’t quite happen. I ended up walking down the rocky beach and taking some long exposures of the low lying clouds instead.
On the way back a curious happy young moose wandered by.