Banff and Beyond: A Final Salute to Summer

Wildfires. Hurricanes. More wildfires. More hurricanes. Summer 2017 made sure to leave its mark before transitioning into September’s fall vibes. As I headed back up to Banff National Park for a final summer escape, I was reminded of just how pristine and delicate our land can be when Mother Nature strikes.

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Wildfire smoke crests over layered peaks in the Canadian Rockies.

But when that Canadian sun does shine and those mountains pop…

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Catching Bow Lake in all its perfection.
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Along the hike back to Bow Glacier Falls (tucked away in back) where forest turns to arid open land.
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A perfectly Canadian touch on the lodge at Bow Lake.
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An early rise to catch Lake Louise in its moment of glory before the masses arrive.
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A perfectly framed peak along the hike to Mirror Lake above Lake Louise.
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Escaping the masses atop Mt. Saint Piran (do this hike!) with a stunning 360 perspective over Lake Louise. 
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Not a dull view in sight from the summit of Mt. Saint Piran.
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Red canoes take to Lake Louise for a peaceful paddle.
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Exploring backcountry granite on a hike near Banff. 
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Soaking in sun and epic blues above Peyto Lake.

Cheers Alberta, thanks for another fun adventure!

 

 

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