Banff And The Canadian Rockies – A photographer’s guide

A little background on Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies

The best way to find out more about this incredible part of the world is to join Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures and explore the mighty peaks and luscious valleys of the Canadian Rocky Mountains! Discover the timeless beauty and photograph the natural wonders throughout the national and provincial parks that are collectively inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Continue your journey past the world-famous town of Banff and traverse along the scenic historical Bow Valley Parkway famed for wildlife sightings and stunning vistas.  Get off the beaten track along this tree-lined winding valley road and your guide will enrich your understanding of the local area from the ecological importance of prescribed forest burns to the World War I history.  We offer Banff photography tours specifically designed to offer photography training from professionals who know the area better than anyone. Not only with your guide ensure that your journey through this part of the Canadian Rockies is safe, they will also make sure you leave with some of the best photographs you've ever taken.

Stop at the magnificent Johnston Canyon where a unique trail anchored to the walls of the gorge meanders past two powerful plunging waterfalls to reach the brilliantly coloured pools of the Ink Pots.

Your journey continues through the rugged mountain ranges, including the epic Castle Mountain until you are connected to the world famous Lake Louise.

Stand on the shores of the crystal clear Lake Louise and capture your own postcard perfect picture. Follow the scenic road to a photographers paradise “ the stunning Moraine Lake, an iconic sanctuary guarded by ten towering peaks. Gather your composure and enter a photographers dream.

The 230km Icefields Parkway is one of Canada's national treasures and one of the most scenic drives in the world. Stretching through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains it parallels the Continental Divide, encompasses two national parks and boasts unforgettable panoramas of unspoiled natural wonders framed by rugged peaks and sweeping valleys. Keep your camera in hand as your Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures guide reveals the highlights of this world-class journey, building memories of a lifetime to share through your lens. From the mighty Crowfoot Glacier, emerald green Peyto Lake, magical Mistaya Canyon to the wild expanse of the Saskatchewan River Crossing. Capture the ancient Athabasca Glacier among the vast Columbia Icefields, passing on to the dynamic Sunwapta Falls where waterfalls cascade through dramatic rock spires.

Mistaya Canyon Winter Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures
Maligne Canyon Winter Banff Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

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The Icefields Parkway ends in another world-famous destination “ Jasper National Park. Once seen as an island of civilization in a vast wilderness, Jasper is one of Canada's oldest and largest national parks offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience. A land full of natural wonders including the disappearing Medicine Lake, one of the largest known sinking rivers in the Western Hemisphere, where the water surfaces again in the area of Maligne Canyon one of the largest inaccessible cave systems in the world! Jasper has an abundance of pristine emerald green lakes; capture the gentle ripples in the water as a canoe glides across Maligne Lake or photograph the serenity and stillness of Pyramid and Patricia Lakes. As the sun sets over the breathtaking scenery of Jasper let your Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures guide show the magic of the night sky in the worlds second largest Dark Sky Preserve. Shoot for the stars and see what's really out there in the wild of this wonderful place.


Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures also offers private Banff photography workshops that run all-year-round. These workshops are the perfect way to explore this enchanting part of the world while learning how to capture its beauty for your yourself. If you have any questions about Banff and the Canadian Rockies in general, or about any of our photography tour services, please feel free to get in touch.

Stop at the magnificent Johnston Canyon where a unique trail anchored to the walls of the gorge meanders past two powerful plunging waterfalls to reach the brilliantly coloured pools of the Ink Pots.

Your journey continues through the rugged mountain ranges, including the epic Castle Mountain until you are connected to the world famous Lake Louise.

Stand on the shores of the crystal clear Lake Louise and capture your own postcard perfect picture. Follow the scenic road to a photographers paradise “ the stunning Moraine Lake, an iconic sanctuary guarded by ten towering peaks. Gather your composure and enter a photographers dream.

The 230km Icefields Parkway is one of Canada's national treasures and one of the most scenic drives in the world. Stretching through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains it parallels the Continental Divide, encompasses two national parks and boasts unforgettable panoramas of unspoiled natural wonders framed by rugged peaks and sweeping valleys. Keep your camera in hand as your Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures guide reveals the highlights of this world-class journey, building memories of a lifetime to share through your lens. From the mighty Crowfoot Glacier, emerald green Peyto Lake, magical Mistaya Canyon to the wild expanse of the Saskatchewan River Crossing. Capture the ancient Athabasca Glacier among the vast Columbia Icefields, passing on to the dynamic Sunwapta Falls where waterfalls cascade through dramatic rock spires.

Mistaya Canyon Winter Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures
Maligne Canyon Winter Banff Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

Maligne Canyon Winter Banff Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

The Icefields Parkway ends in another world-famous destination “ Jasper National Park. Once seen as an island of civilization in a vast wilderness, Jasper is one of Canada's oldest and largest national parks offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience. A land full of natural wonders including the disappearing Medicine Lake, one of the largest known sinking rivers in the Western Hemisphere, where the water surfaces again in the area of Maligne Canyon one of the largest inaccessible cave systems in the world! Jasper has an abundance of pristine emerald green lakes; capture the gentle ripples in the water as a canoe glides across Maligne Lake or photograph the serenity and stillness of Pyramid and Patricia Lakes. As the sun sets over the breathtaking scenery of Jasper let your Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures guide show the magic of the night sky in the worlds second largest Dark Sky Preserve. Shoot for the stars and see what's really out there in the wild of this wonderful place.

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