We spend a lot of time throughout the summer on the road. Driving to the cabin. Driving to the coast. We always seem to be on a longish drive to somewhere and longish drives mean we often see some amazing Alberta skies. These images were all taken in the same evening along Hwy 20 (Alberta, Canada). The road less traveled means it is always possible to stop for a photo when the opportunity presents itself. It is amazing how the Alberta skies can change as the sun sets.
Many of the top attractions in Alberta are a testament to the power of nature, from the ancient glaciers that top the Rocky Mountains to the canyons, waterfalls, and lakes formed by their predecessors.
One of the best natural destinations in Alberta is Banff National Park. It’s is home to two of the most beautiful lakes in the world. First, Moraine Lake is a glacier-fed lake located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The more famous of the two lakes, however, is probably picturesque Lake Louise. The turquoise blue lake sits in front of a range of mountains and the Victoria Glacier, making it serious postcard fodder. Though it’s very close to the city of Calgary, and makes for a great day trip, many people choose to stay nearby at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Athabasca Falls is another amazing natural tourist destination in Alberta. It was a glacier that slowly tore through the rocks and formed the canyon that now houses the Athabasca Falls. That same glacier now provides the water which falls 75 feet down this Jasper National Park waterfall. Designated paths in the area will bring you to safe lookouts where you can peer into the canyon, feel the spray of water on your face, and see the real force of this natural wonder in action.
But you don’t need to visit a top attraction to enjoy the beauty of Alberta. Just hope in the car and marvel at the Alberta skies.
Featured Photographer: Hunter Photographics