Natasha calls Canmore, Alberta home. After traveling across seven continents and 90 countries with Cameron, she settled down in the stunning Canadian Rockies. She is a winter enthusiast and loves to snowboard, ice skate, and nordic ski and enjoy all the fantastic summer opportunities in Banff like hiking, scrambling, and biking. Learn more on the about us page!

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  1. Hello, I really loved your content on Banff!. I am planning to visit Banff this may 20 are there any recommendations for this season?( any lakes which could be unfrozen) Any help is greatly appreciated

    1. It’s hard to know which lakes will be thawed at that time, but typically Two Jack, Vermilion, and Lake Minnewanka will be. In general the closer you are to Banff and Canmore (as these towns are lower in elevation than say Lake Louise) the more thawed the lakes are. Here’s a list of suggestions for visiting in May:

  2. I just got back from Banff and this post was SO helpful! I followed your tips and got some amazing shots at the Vermilion Lakes and Lake Louise. The Tunnel Mountain trail was a bit of a challenge, but the views from the top were totally worth it. Thank you for sharing your expertise, I’ll be back for more!

    1. Happy you had an amazing trip and got the photos you were hoping for. Tunnel has one of our favorite views of the Valley so it’s always worth it! 🙂