Each year millions of tourists visit the Canadian Rockies for its stunning peaks, tranquil lakes and miles of hiking trails. Most come in the summer months to Banff and Jasper National Park when the snow has receded and temperatures are mild. For me, however, winter has its own allure. Lakes and streams are frozen solid. Pine trees are covered in snow. The air is quiet and (at times shockingly) cold. Colors recede to a minimal palette of white and deep teal. It’s not easy getting around (snowshoes, ice cleats, and a good 4x4 are a must), but the experience is unlike anything else.
The following images were taken in January, 2019 at various stops around Banff, Jasper, Yoho and the Icefields Parkway.