Avalanche on Mount Lefroy

On our hike up to Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House, we saw an avalanche on Mount Lefroy in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, near Lake Louise.

Sorry for the windy audio!

Avalanche screenshot

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6 Striking Reflections of Lake Louise

Lake Louise is definitely an early morning destination you won’t want to miss if you’re in Banff National Park, Canada.

Lake Louise is world famous for its turquoise lakes, the Victoria Glacier (in the middle of each photo), surrounded on the by Fairmont Mountain (left) and Mount Victoria (right).

Which one is your favorite?

Enjoy the photos (click images to view larger photos).

First Blush
“First Blush”
Morning Peak
“Morning Peak”
Sunrise Splash
“Sunrise Splash”
First Light
“First Light’
Dawning
“Dawning”
Break of Day
“Break of Day”

Fairmont Chateau at Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a hot spot not to be missed if you travel to Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

And, Fairmont Chateau is one of the attractions at this location.

Enjoy these early morning gorgeous photos of Fairmont Chateau from various vantage points.

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Morning Radiance
Sunrise hits the mountain range behind the Fairmont Chateau at Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
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The Fairmont Chateau reflection in the early morning Lake Louise calm in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
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The Fairmont Chateau sits at the far end of Lake Louise.
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The Fairmont Chateau sits at the far end of Lake Louise with the stunning mountain range resting behind it in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The mountain range from left to right – Whitehorn Mountain, Unity Peak, Lipalian Mountain.

Johnston Canyon Upper Falls Panorama

This panorama photo is comprised of 14 vertical photos merged together and is the view you while standing at the bottom of the Johnston Canyon Upper in Banff National Park, Canada.

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Upper Falls at Johnston Canyon

Enjoy these stunning views of the Upper Falls at Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

To see the full photos, visit my Shot Shorts blog on WallnerPhotography.com

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Lower Waterfall at Johnston Canyon

Enjoy these amazing views of the Lower Waterfall at Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

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Johnston Canyon

If you want to see waterfalls in Banff National Park, Canada, this is one hike you won’t want to miss!

The trail to the waterfalls has to be the busiest in the Canadian Rockies. Throughout the summer, hundreds of hikers follow its canyon-clinging catwalks and cliff-mounting staircases to the gorge’s Lower and Upper Falls.

TripTip: Evening and very early in the morning is the best way to avoid the crowds. Better yet, stay at Johnston Canyon Lodge to beat the crowds when the Bow Valley Parkway is closed from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., March 1 to June 25.

Enjoy these Johnston Canyon trail photos. I’ll share photos of the waterfalls starting tomorrow!

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Love the Big Ears of Mule Deer

When you are in Banff National Park, between the city of Banff and Lake Louise you have the option to travel either on the Trans Canadian Highway or along the Bow Valley Parkway.

If you have the time, take the Bow Valley Parkway, which is slower, less traveled. We saw so much wildlife including this male Mule Deer.

TripTip: There are mandatory travel restriction from March 1 to June 25. During the hours of 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. no vehicle, bicycle or foot traffic is permitted on the eastern section of the parkway from the Johnston Canyon Campground to the entrance at the Trans Canada Hwy/Bow Valley Parkway interchange. After the long winter, this allows the animals the undisturbed time they need to feed and roam in this important wildlife corridor.

Love those big ears!

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Stunning Columbia Icefield Panorama

This panorama photo is comprised of eight vertical photos merged together and is the view you see when you are at the Columbia Icefield Center in Jasper National Park, Canada.

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Columbia Icefield Center
From left to right: Hilda Peak, Mount Athabasca, Mount Andromeda, Athabasca Glacier, Snow Dome, Dome Glacier, Mount Kitchener and Mount K2. Below Athabasca Glacier is Sunwapta Lake.

Columbia Icefield Skywalk

In addition to maybe seeing Mountain Goats, this jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Skywalk at the cliff’s edge is definitely a must-do and -see!

When you book your trip to walk on Athabasca Glacier, you also have the chance to include walking on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

#1 TripTip: The only way to get to the Skywalk is by purchasing a ticket at the Columbia Icefield Center and riding a bus. No cars are allowed to park at the Skywalk.

#2 TripTip: Be sure to purchase your tickets before your trip!

A few photos from the Skywalk!

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Looking toward Mounts Andromeda and Athabasca.

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