Canada Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Canada activity »
  1. 1 Vancouver for Christmas
  2. 2 Border crossing
  3. 3 Help for Central Canada Itinerary
  4. 4 Driving to Fort ST. John
  5. 5 Eastern Townships late Dec. 2016
  6. 6 Alternatives to expensive hotel parking in Niagara Falls, Canada?
  7. 7 Eastern Canada Itinerary
  8. 8 Restaurants in Montreal and Quebec City
  9. 9 7 Days in Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper
  10. 10 March in Montreal?
  11. 11 Eastern Canada in December
  12. 12 Seeking Trans Canada train recs
  13. 13 Montreal two nights with kids (10 and 6): anything fun?
  14. 14 Toronto-Vancouver VIA Rail Canada
  15. 15 driving from Vancouver airport to Smithers
  16. 16 The Rocky Mountaineer
  17. 17 Trip Report Tips for an awesome road trip in Canada BC !
  18. 18 Niagara-on-the-Lake with Kids
  19. 19 Tofino
  20. 20 Lesser Known BC Travel Gems
  21. 21 Prince Edward Island-must do things
  22. 22 Need Help with Banff/LL/Jasper Itinerary
  23. 23 11th and 12th grade
  24. 24 Trip Report Vancouver trip report!
  25. 25 Moving to Nova Scotia
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Trip Report- Banff, Jasper, & Lake Louise

Jump to last reply

Ken and I just got back from a wonderful vacation to Alberta, Canada, where we visited Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper & more. We spent 3 nights at Johnston Canyon Cabins (Banff area), 2 nights at the Alpine Village in Jasper (FABULOUS accommodations!!), and 2 nights at the Paradise Bungalow cabins just down the road from Lake Louise.
Of course, there is spectacular scenery everywhere including Play-Dough blue lakes and shimmering green streams but the area is also filled with waterfalls, glaciers, and wildlife.
Almost all the wildlife we saw was in the Japer area. We saw herds of elk, bighorn sheep, a beaver, coyotes, deer, and a moose.
We also took some time to drive through Kootenay National Park (British Columbia) where we were drawn to the beauty and wonder of Marble Canyon. Another day, we drove into Yoho National Park (British Columbia) but it failed in comparison to Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper.
We were up before sunrise every day to make the most of our time and to also get photos of the sun as it first touched the mountain tops.
If I were to do it over again, I’d still go to Banff and Lake Louise but I’d spend the majority of the time in Jasper! The Icefields Parkway is spectacular with glacier after glacier and the wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant.
Here’s a direct link to my photos from this trip:
www.http://thompsontravel.smugmug.com/Travel/Canada-Banff-Jasper-Lk-Louise/9760370_fnzRV#661348994_Kpvck

Just for fun...when you are on my website, you can browse through my other photos that I've taken around the world.

- Julie Roggow

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement