Banff National Park, Alberta

May 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The pictures we have of Banff National Park span over two years. We traveled there the fall of 2013 and again for a few days in fall of 2014. It is a beautiful place and with so many amazing places to see. There are many spots we have not even gone to yet so will probably be back many more times! On both trips we have spent quite a bit of time in the Johnston Canyon area. It is a nice hike through the canyon and many of the water fall pictures are from this hike. If you keep going on the Johnston Canyon hike you reach an area known as the ink pots. It was a good hike and honestly felt like you were hiking uphill both ways!! In the fall of 2013 we spent a day driving up the Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefields and more specifically the Athabasca Glacier. It was an amzingly beautiful drive and we highly recommend it. We did it in one day but definitely didn't have time to stop and see everything. Along the way we stopped at Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. Both are breathtaking!  Moraine Lake was another of our favorites. If you talk to Todd about the drive up to Moraine Lake he will most likely tell you we are never doing that again! It was another of those nice narrow steep drop off mountain roads but definitely worth the white knuckles to get there! The day we ended up at Lake Louise was right as the sun was about to set and it was one of those rare times that we actually just sat and watched the sun set... pictures just didn't do it justice. It was pretty neat to watch the shadows lenthen accross the lake. It was here that we had a nice old gentlemen come up to us and he was chattering away in what we believe was Japanese. For the life of us we had no idea what he was saying but he seemed really proud of something. He then proceeded to show us that he had taken a picture of Todd and I taking a picture of the lake. We just smiled and laughed later realizing that we ended up as part of someone elses vacation photos. Great memories!



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