Although our Alberta road trip plans were cut short due to snow storms, we weren’t going to miss driving back from Lake Louise along the Bow River Parkway. It’s a scenic, winding 2 lane road through the forest, well known for its mountain vistas and wildlife sightings. This drive didn’t disappoint.
This is what most of the hour and a half drive looked like – forests and snow-capped mountain peaks. We only saw maybe eight other cars for the length of the drive. I took this picture standing in the middle of the road:
Here’s Castle Mountain:
Mountain views across Moose Meadows:
One of a few wildlife sightings of the week:
The Bow River Parkway stops just short of Banff. There’s a wonderful spot to pull off the Trans Canada offering spectacular 360 degree views:
Here we are a few minutes outside Banff as the sun was beginning to set on our first ever day in Alberta: