Mount Chephren - Banff National Park, Alberta

Waterfowl Lake, Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta

A week from tomorrow, I will be headed to Banff to meet some friends to explore this mountain wonderland. Banff is my number one favorite place that I have been to, and I would go back annually if I could. If you have followed me for any length of time, you have seen my photos and read my write-ups. To me, my goal in writing a blog and displaying my photographs is an effort to convey my passion for photography and travel experiences. Hopefully, for those that can travel, it has convinced you to go there. For those who can't travel, I hope it allows you to see new places through my eyes.

So why is Banff my favorite destination? Mountains, mountain lakes, wildlife, glaciers, rivers and more mountains is why. A 143-mile drive that consistently is on lists as one of the most beautiful drives in the world. This photo of Waterfowl Lake is just one small part of the Icefields Parkway that is mere steps from the car. If you love mountains and have not visited, put it on your bucket list. You won't regret it.