Banff is Beautiful!

Though I’m still slowly writing through my amazing experiences in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Quebec, I just had to post some photos from this last weekend’s amazing trip to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

I was completely blown away, thus the need to post a few photos now instead of waiting for it’s turn to be featured on TravelShus.

The mountains brought me back to southern New Zealand. The town made me miss San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentinian Patagonia. Still, Banff is distinctly Canadian. It was a gorgeous place to be for this year’s Travel Classics West and for a short road trip (with hiking, a picnic, and gondola rides!).


The view from the Banff Gondola

Banff town and surroundings from the Banff gondola | Alberta, Canada

Sunrise over the Vermillion Lakes (from a morning bike ride)Sunrise over the Vermillion Lakes | Banff, CanadaThe far end of Lake Louise, from the lakeside trail

Far end of Lake Louise | Banff, CanadaCanoes at Lake Moraine. Look at the hue of that water. Amazing.

Canoes at Lake Moraine | Banff, CanadaA post-rainstorm rainbow over the Bow River

Rainbow over the Bow River | Banff, Canada


  • Amanda
    August 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    These photos are stunning!!!

    • Annie
      August 22, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      thanks Amanda! Have you been?

  • jenny adams
    August 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    DAMN. that water is BLUE!!! love them

  • Hogga
    August 27, 2013 at 8:52 am

    it really is spectacular there

    • Annie
      August 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

      definitely. i loooooved it.


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