Lazy Photo Journey of Canmore & Banff & Jasper

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Late September K and I drove up to Canmore, AB after visiting Glacier National Park in Montana (also stunning). We got quite lucky with the weather where we got to see the fall foliage, and then it snowed almost a foot on our last day. It made for some beautiful snowy scenery. This post will be mostly photos since I’m feeling lazy after all that Thanksgiving eating.

We spent a few days exploring the Canmore area. We did a hike to Chester Lake and also wandered around the hiking paths. We saw elk doing their whole mating ritual thing, the sounds they make are quite… eerie.

Along the trails near Canmore


Chester Lake, Kananaskis, AB

We drove north from Canmore to Banff twice. The first time was before the big snow storm, after the snow storm it was crazy pretty. I could totally do without the tourists driving 20 km/h because they are terrified of the snow in their rental mustang tho. Below is pre and post snow storm from about the same spot of Mt Rundle.

Mt Rundle near Banff


Snowy Mt Rundle near Banff

We mostly drove and did short walks along Icefields Parkway, since we couldn’t really get off the road too much because a lot of stuff was closed given it just snowed a bunch.

Oohing and aahing along the Icefields Parkway


More oohing and aahing along the Icefields Parkway


Peyto Lake

That fresh snow was just so ridiculously pretty. Crowded or not, I’d love to go back again and spend even more time in the area. We had a week but given the unsettled nature of fall weather, we didn’t really have that many good weather days to explore.