Canadian Rockies with Chuck Haney

The Front Range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains is one of the premier photo locations, especially in autumn, when the numerous aspen groves put on a splendid display of yellows and golds. We’ll focus on small lakes and beaver ponds with reflections (hopefully with a dusting of snow on the mountain peaks). From our base in the lovely resort town of Canmore we will have plenty of options for quality landscape and wildlife photography as we will also venture north along the Icefields Highway to iconic photo spots like Peyto and Bow Lakes.

Photographing the Canadian Rockies

Just one of Canada’s innumerable peaks, the last light of day shows this one to its best advantage.

Just one of Canada’s innumerable peaks, the last light of day shows this one to its best advantage.

Story and Photos by Jerry Ginsberg

Overview

Our American West is sprinkled with many spectacular national parks. Even a quick glance at the map will reveal that these preserves of nature are just islands in a sea of a burgeoning population surrounded by spreading towns and cities that often press against many of the parks’ very borders.

In sharp contrast, our Canadian neighbors have a nation of almost exactly the same size as the U.S., but with only about one tenth of our population. As a result, they enjoy roughly ten times more elbow room. With the exception of relatively small pockets of people, western Canada enjoys lots of wide open spaces. As long as we bring our passports along, those fine folks will let us share their pristine parks and vast wilderness.

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