With summer road trip season on the brain, because it’s unlikely we’ll be leaving Canada this summer due to travel restrictions, we’re re-publishing this post from a few years ago. In our completely biased opinion, there is no better place for a road trip than the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia and Alberta (read about the best road trip from Vancouver for first time visitors).  

Landscapes from the Canadian Rockies

We’re still beaming from our road trip through the Canadian Rockies last summer. The pristine natural landscapes of Jasper and Banff National Parks are some of the most spectacular on the planet.

The best part about these Canadian Rockies landscapes is that they’re easily accessible, so you don’t have to spend hours trekking deep into the mountains to experience Alberta’s magic. This is important when traveling with young kids. 

Today, we’d like to share a few of our favourite landscape photos from Alberta’s Canadian Rockies.

 Morning canoe on Bow Lake in Banff National Park, located on the Icefields Parkway.

 Lake Louise in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies.

 Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park.

 Moraine Lake in Banff National Park might be the most photographed lake in Canada. Although it looks rugged and remote, this popular high alpine lake gets very busy. 

Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta

Forest trails around Bow Lake – see more photos of Bow Lake here.

Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park

 Panoramic views of Banff Town from the viewing platform on Sulphur Mountain.

 Traffic jam in Banff National Park.

  Calm after the storm, Bow Lake.

Glacial river at the Athabasca Glacier.

Morning rocky mountain landscape scene at Bow Lake.

Deep blue waters of Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

 Evening commute at Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park.

Alpine landscapes from Sulphur Mountain in Banff.

 Bow River and the Canadian Rockies. Views from the Bow Valley Parkway.

 Hiking trails around Bow Lake in Banff National Park.

 The Boathouse – Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park.

 Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park

 Simpson’s Num-Ti-Jah Lodge on Bow Lake.

 Athabasca River in Jasper National Park, Alberta.

Read more from our Alberta road trip:

  • When in the Rockies, you MUST visit THIS place
  • Riding the overnight train from Vancouver to Jasper with VIA Rail
  • This place surprised us the most on our trip to Alberta 
  • Releasing my inner “Wanna-be Biker” in Jasper

Have you visited the Canadian Rockies?

Share your experience in the comments below. We’d love to read about it!

Related – The Best Road Trip from Vancouver

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