This summer I was lucky enough to spend two weeks exploring the Canadian Rockies and the national parks that protect them. My particular favourite was Banff – the oldest national park in Canada and arguably one of the most incredible places to visit in the world.
And if you’re wondering what it is that makes Banff National Park so special, I’m going to share with you a few of the things I got up to – so if Canada isn’t already on your bucket list, it’s about to be!
Our first excursion was the Banff Gondola, or in other words, the cable car. Now the ride up is probably the least exciting bit of the whole thing, as it’s only purpose is getting you from the bottom of the mountain to the top.
It’s when you’re at the top that the real awe-factor starts to kick in.
The view from the top of Mount Sulphur is incredible and I don’t think any camera lens will ever be able to capture it completely. In this moment I realised why so many people travel from across the world to see the Rocky Mountains.
The next day was all about lakes. And not your average lakes either.
The first one we visited – and by far my favourite – was Moraine Lake. It was absolutely incredible and is defo one of Top 10 travel moments.
The water was this intense turquoise blue colour where the light from the sun was hitting it just right. An insane natural landscape if ya ask me, making my photos look a little over enhanced because, well, it didn’t freaking look real.
The other famous lake in this area is Lake Louise, which was just as photogenic. But Morraine was by far my favourite – may or may not have something to do with the optional rock scramble to reach an mind-blowing viewpoint.
And that’s all for today. Thanks for reading!
I’ll be throwing together a few more posts on my favourite parts of Canada, so look out for those if you’re interested.