Heading North: Banff National Park in Canada

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The Canadian Rockies don’t get the hype of America’s National Parks but have all the adventures the “59” have and more!

We are back with another photographic journey with our resident National Parks Photographer Seth B, aka, The Modern Day Explorer.
In this blog Seth highlights his favorite pics from his adventure in Banff National Park in Canada!
Check out all of Seth’s albums by visiting his Flickr page HERE.

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The beautiful Lake Louise is one of the highlights on this park; it’s crystal blue water will shake you to your core when seen in person!

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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest National Park and it was established in 1885!

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The beautiful Bow Valley is one of the highlights in this park.

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Whether you it view from high atop the peaks or down at lake level the turquoise below never ceases to amaze the naked eye. Or the eye through a photo lens!

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Located West of Calgary in the province of Alberta this park deserves a multi-day trip at the very least. While options range from hanging in the nearby mountain towns and villages to longer backpacking trips this is simply a park to not just “drive through” and snap a few pics!

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Taking a gander at the train tracks can step you back in time; according to the Banff National Park wikipedia page:
”The Canadian Pacific Railway was instrumental in Banff's early years, building the Banff Springs Hoteland Chateau Lake Louise, and attracting tourists through extensive advertising. In the early 20th century, roads were built in Banff, at times by war internees from World War I, and through Great Depression-era public works projects.[3] Since the 1960s, park accommodations have been open all year, with annual tourism visits to Banff increasing to over 5 million in the 1990s.”

And yes like any good National Park in the Rockies the bear…and all forms of wildlife…are abundant! Seth captured this grizzly pic while there and always reminds you to be safe, leave no trace, and treat the animals and lands with the respect they deserve!

And yes like any good National Park in the Rockies the bear…and all forms of wildlife…are abundant!
Seth captured this grizzly pic while there and always reminds you to be safe, leave no trace, and treat the animals and lands with the respect they deserve!

Thanks for reading today!
Have you been to the Canadian Rockies or Banff National Park? What was your experience?
Leave us a comment below!

Because Adventure Travel Feeds the Soul,
Seth B and the Hashtag 59 Team