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Canadian Rockies – Day Six – Banff to Jasper


Moraine Lake

On the sixth morning we left Banff to move on to Jasper. We visited two beautiful lakes. First was Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks.

Next on the agenda was Lake Louise, filled with turquoise colored water from Victoria Glacier. Click on image below for slide show:

We bought a salad and sandwich at the Fairmont Chateau than found a bench along the Lakeshore Trail to sit and eat lunch taking in this magnificent view.

In the afternoon we drove along Icefields Parkway to Jasper. On the way we stopped to look at waterfalls, Wolf Lake and the Athabasca Glacier. Click below to start slideshow:

At the end of the journey we entered Jasper Park, Canada’s largest national Park at 4,200 square miles (1,622 sq km). We checked into Jasper House Bungalows on the shore of the Athabasca River, my favorite hotel of the entire trip. We were there for two nights but I could have stayed there for a week!

Unfortunately, the amber-colored trees were the result of pine beetle.

We fell asleep listening to the river outside our window, ready for another adventure the next day.


Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

24 thoughts on “Canadian Rockies – Day Six – Banff to Jasper

  1. Gorgeous. I recognize Moraine Lake and Lake Louise and the wonderful Fairmont hotel.


  2. Breath taking. What a beautiful place to stay overnight. x😻🐾🐾


  3. Fantastic photos, Roslyn! Thanks for sharing your amazing trip.


  4. your pictures are fantastic


  5. My, oh my, what you have captured here is breathtaking. Feels as if I was with you on this trip – it would be fun to hike around this area for a month or so…stunning.


    • Our tour guide was a native of the area and said he had ridden his motorcycle all over. But hiking would have been more my speed (although not so much now!).


  6. Wow! You captured exquisite pictures of these majestic mountains, lakes and rivers. Would definitely like to visit there one day. Thank you for sharing.


  7. Stunning photos of a part of the world I’ve never had the privilege to see. Thank you for sharing them.


  8. Mom went back and looked at all your Rockies pictures! Mom is as old as dirt and grew up in Calgary. She spent most of her youth in and around and up and down all the places you went to. She got quite homesick and can’t wait to go back. (we live in Vancouver right now) The stories she tells about those places…
    But I digress. Thank you for making my Mom so happy with your pictures!


    • There are times I get so overwhelmed with everything going on in my life I seriously consider giving up my blog. Then I get a comment like yours which makes it all worthwhile! I am old as dirt myself and i understand getting homesick (in my case for England). I’ve visited Vancouver a few times and love that city.


  9. Magnificent landscape and your images are stunning.


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