Icefields Parkway is without exaggeration one of the most beautiful stretches of road I know of. I was excited to spend the day with my new D750 along this parkway connecting Lake Louise and Jasper.

Herbert Lake is one of the first treasures along the Icefield Parkway in Banff National Park. It is a small lake with a dense forest protecting the lake. You will often find spectacular reflections of the trees and mountains on the water. The parking lot is just a couple of kilometres after Lake Louise along highway 93 going north towards Jasper.

Banff National ParkHerbert Lake

I played around with the photo in Lightroom a bit to get the desaturated look on the mountains contrasting the green trees.


After our stop at Herbert Lake we continued on along the Icefields Parkway to Mistaya Canyon. The canyon has beautiful curves cut out by Mistaya River. You will find it just south of Saskatchewan Crossing, the hike down to the canyon is only half a kilometre.



Banff National ParkMistaya Canyon

I can’t believe I haven’t stopped by Mistaya Canyon before. Beautiful scenery and lots of different angles to shoot from. It started snowing heavily just 15 minutes after we arrived so I didn’t get to try all the angles. We will have to return at another occasion. I bet it looks way different now covered in snow.

Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear what you think about the photos. After I got a new camera all my photos are now captured in RAW format where I take care of the processing myself. Do you use Lightroom or Photoshop for your photos?

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