Banff and Jasper are the ultimate in drive-up outdoorsmanship. So few reasons to go more than a hundred yards from your car, all packed into a 200-mile highway. It’s brilliant in its way.
Emerald Lake in Yoho NP -- so I shouldn't blame Banff/Jasper for this one.
And this guy was in Kootenay NP -- but still.
And so was this -- but all the rivers look the same there anyway.
This is Marble Canyon, but there isn't even any real marble there.
Another interchangeable river view (Bow River, Banff NP).
The mountain peaks are likewise interchangeable.
Athabasca Glacier and the Columbia Icefield, the ultimate drive-up glacier experience.
Athabasca Falls, which is mostly covered by a highway overpass.
Maligne Lake + Bad Lighting = Tourist Nirvana.
Maligne Canyon and by trying to get as few tourists in the shot as possible I totally missed the story.
And when I finally left Jasper for the last time, heading west into the unknown wilds of Mt. Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, it was with a profound sense of relief.