Morant's Curve - Banff National Park, Alberta

Bow River Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta

There are some photos of Banff where the subjects aren't mountains, lakes, rivers, glaciers or wildlife. This is one of them. Along the Bow River Parkway, there is a spot where the tracks are used by the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was made famous by the Canadian Pacific photographer, Nicholas Morant. For 44 years, Morant traveled the rails throughout Canada shooting trains and company properties (sounds like a job I would have loved). There aren't any signs for this spot, but it is located on the parkway about five minutes from Lake Louise. I have been there many times, but was never lucky enough to see a train on the tracks. Yes, I could have gotten a train schedule, but with all of the great subjects to shoot in Banff, I never did. Lady luck was on our side last month and I were able to see and finally get a shot with a train traveling on the tracks.