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!