Spectacular Mountains, Lakes, and Wildlife in Banff

The author shows his delight with the Canadian Rockies at Moraine Lake

The author shows his delight with the Canadian Rockies at Moraine Lake

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.

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