Et voilà!after a little stroll from Calgary (one hour and a half) we were finally arrived at Banff. To visit the rockies you will find differents « national parks » they was created to preserv the health of the environment. You must pay about 9$per person and per day to enjoy the activites of each park. Banff national park is the first created in canada and third on the world and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We decided to enjoy the National Park of Banff and the National Park of Lake Louise. And we had a little sketch of the Icefields parkway. Not in our way, we left behind us the beautiful Jasper (some regrets ;p)
So, Banff, the door of the rocky mountains, you can here bike, hike, kayak, fish…heaven for nature lovers.
About twenty minutes from Banff, you’ll find another beautiful National Park, with the mustsee turquoise Louise Lake.
The colour of the lake comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the Lefroy glacier,that overlook the lake.
We’ve found here a way to enjoy the wildlide sightings, including grizzly bear, with the lake louise gondola. We took an open chair and enjoy the views from 2088m, and, on the way back, there was a grizzly bear pacing quiet in these beautiful fields.
Lakes Minnewanka and Morraine
Those are two beautiful lakes that we enjoyed while our journey.
A bighorn and a lot of squirrels,the peaceful water surrounded with this magnificent mountains, a single moment to never forget.
This is a scenic road traversing the rockies, linking the lake louise with jasper. At the south the road terminates at the highway 1, and it will be this one who take us later to the Yoho National Park. But first let’s talk a little more about what we discovered at the highfields parkway.
The icelfields parkway is 230 km long, and is better than you chek online or ask at visitor center for a mape, you’ll find a detail of the road, with all informations you can need.
We enjoy bow lake, another glaciar lake like lake louise, stunning landscap with some trails to enjoy.
And here we ended our visit. Wanted to continue to wonderful Jasper,but we had to go on our way to Vancouver.