No Beavers in Sight - Banff National Park, Alberta

The Icefields Parkway has so many well known lakes, mountains and glaciers to visit, it is hard to fit them all in. Having visited there many times and seeing all of the iconic locations, when I have the opportunity to explore lesser known spots, I try to take it. On my last visit, we were heading from Banff to Jasper to spend a couple of days. One of us spotted this small sign for a beaver pond and pulled over. After a short hike through the trees, the area opened up to this view. A beautiful view of the Canadian Rockies reflected in the pond's water was our reward for stopping. Although there wasn't evidence of beavers or any beaver dams, I think we will revisit here in the future.