Recently I went to Alberta with my friend Josh for three days for a quick end of summer trip. We flew into Calgary, rented a car and made our way to Banff. From there we spend our second night in Lake Louise before driving back to Calgary on our last day to catch our flight. Today’s post shares some of my favourite photos from along the way. We were lucky to have great weather, although there was a bit of smoke from wildfires in some places.
Moraine Lake is in Banff National Park and it is a must see. We went there for sunrise and the lake was calm creating beautiful reflections. Early in the morning there were hardly any people, however, by 10am the parking lot was closed because was so busy!! Make sure you go early if you visit in the peak season.
The next two photos are from Johnston Canyon. It is a really amazing area with lots of places to hike and a beautiful waterfalls. We were there at the end of August, so it was busy there, too.
All along the drive we saw so many places to pull over for photos…like these wildflowers that I made Josh pull over for. 🙂
I was so happy to see a deer! You know me…I love animals. 🙂
Just another stop along the way to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Check out my trip vlog! Watch on YouTube for better quality!!
Takakkaw Falls is in Yoho National Park and is in British Columbia. This waterfalls is huge and even where I am standing here I was getting wet from the mist.
This natural bridge is in Yoho National Park, too. It was busy during the day so I would recommend hitting it at sunrise or early morning so that you can get out on the bridge without a lot of people in your photo.
This is Emerald Lake which is also in Yoho National Park. It is seriously beautiful and the most amazing green colour. You can expect this location to be busy in peak times, too.
Peyto Lake was like a dream at sunset!!! The smoke from a wildfire added a haze that seemed the grab all the colours. I love these photos. After we took photos we just sat and watched it until it was dark.
A huge thank you to Josh for all the images and coming with me on this trip!
Lake Louise is the most amazing blue green water and as you can guess, it was also so busy this time of year. We went really early before the sun was up. We arranged the day prior to rent a canoe for sunrise. The bonus was that we got breakfast with the canoe rental. I would definitely suggest doing this.
Just another random shot along the way. 🙂
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