Along the Shoreline - Banff National Park, Alberta

Bow Lake, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Along the Icefields Parkway just north of Lake Louise is one of my favorite lakes, Bow Lake. There are numerous well-visited vantage points that many tourists and photographers take photos from and I am no exception. I do like to explore a bit to get something different. On my last visit to Banff in 2006, I remembered finding a spot that allowed me to use the shoreline as a leading line to the mountains. Back then the weather was not as nice, so I wanted to see if I could find that spot again. On my last day in Banff, I drove up the Icefields Parkway to Jasper, and I stopped at Bow Lake along the way. Near the southern end of the lake I found that little dirt road that I had discovered on my prior trip. It was exactly how I remembered it, only the weather was much nicer this time. If you look closely near the mountain, you can see the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge's red roof. I have always wanted to stay there, and, if I ever get back to Banff, I will.