- Published: Friday, 07 November 2014 09:00
- Written by Doug Hansen
Banff National Park is a World Heritage Site for good reason: It offers some of the finest scenery, wildlife viewing, and outdoor activities in North America—some would say in the world. I experienced this fact firsthand one early morning as I drove the 10-kilometer Lake Minnewanka Loop. At Lake Johnson, my first stop, I stood by the water’s edge in the cool morning air, soaking in the reflected image of serrated mountaintops tinted by the dawn’s rising sunlight. Nearing Two Jack Lake, I was elated to find a herd of large, rust-colored elk grazing on an embankment just 30 feet from me, posing elegantly in the amber morning light.