Photo of the Week: The Beauty of Bow Lake in the Canadian Rockies

Bow Lake, Canadian Rockies, Alberta

Bow Lake, Canadian Rockies, Alberta

Our days have been quite full on our #ExploreAlberta road trip, so this is the first opportunity I’ve had to write a blog post on this website (I’m actually writing this from our hotel bathroom in Drumheller while both our boys nap). Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check out our live updates on Instagram and/or Facebook.

The first two days of our road trip were filled with rain and overcast skies. If you’ve ever driven the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff, you’ll understand our disappointment with Mother Nature. This stretch of the Canadian Rockies has over 100 glaciers and boasts some of the most incredible mountain scenery on the planet.

We captured this photo during our stay at Simpson’s Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, a legendary mountain lodge that sits on the shores of beautiful Bow Lake. Although the weather the previous day was uncooperative, it couldn’t have been more perfect that morning. It’s easy to see why this part of the world received World Heritage Site status by UNESCO.

It’s a quite lake in the mornings and evenings, when the passing campervan and tourist bus traffic has continued on to either Lake Louise or Jasper. I’ve got about 25 great shots from our brief visit to Bow Lake (it’s hard to take a bad photo there), so I’ll likely post the others in a separate post in the coming weeks.

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Cam and Nicole Wears are family travel bloggers who live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has lead them to over 70+ countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.