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. Great blog. Very helpful. Just FYI – we left Canmore at 3:10 am on Wednesday, July 20th and got to Moraine Lake lot at 4:20am. Lot was full. Was told it’s been like that every day so you may want to amend your comment above about arriving by 6am.

    1. Thanks – this year has been worse than previous years unfortunately, which is why we try to direct those to our 2022 updating parking schedule in the post! We recommend trying to take the shuttle if possible! Though we are aware you will miss sunrise.

  2. Hey guys, This is awesome info and I took most of the idea for my upcoming Sept 2024 itinerary from your blog.
    Any suggestions on sunrise/sunset spots in Jasper, Banff (other than Louise & Moraine) and Yoho.
    We are planning 2 nights in Field/Golden, 2 nights in Jasper and 3 nights in Banff area.
    Once again, thanks a lot this wonderful blog.

  3. This info is great! my children bought my husband and I 3 nights stay at Peaks Hotel at Banff Park Lodge. I planned to extend the trip longer. He does not want to go because he cannot walk very far due to an injury. Do you have any recommendations for visiting with limited walking ( ~ 100 yards on level surfaces)?

    1. Hi Lisa,

      Is a walking aid an option? Banff is pretty good at being accessible, but it is still an outdoor destination and being able to move around makes the trip a lot more enjoyable. You can still visit Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, Peyto Lake, take a scenic lake cruise on Lake Minnewanka, and hop on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain.

  4. This looks great! Planning to do 3 days in Jasper and 3 in Banff! Hopefully squeeze Yoho in there as well!