Banff National Park


Banff National Park Photography Guide

The Banff National Park Photography Guide describes the best photo opportunities in Banff National Park, including from roadways and hiking trails.

Banff Gondola

Town of Banff from the Banff Gondola.

Here are our favourite photo spots in Banff National Park:

  • Banff Gondola
  • Lake Minnewanka
  • Two Jack Lake
  • Johnston Canyon
  • Lake Louise
  • Moraine Lake
  • Herbert Lake
  • Bow Lake
  • Peyto Lake

Moraine Lake

Capturing early morning light at Moraine Lake.

For Banff day hikers looking for the best photo opportunities, here are our recommendations, each of which are covered in our Banff National Park Hiking section:

  • Tunnel Mountain Trail
  • Sunshine Meadows Trail
  • Louise Lakeshore Trail
  • Lage Agnes Trail
  • Larch Valley Trail
  • Eiffel Lake Trail
  • Helen Lake Trail
  • Parker’s Ridge Trail


Banff National Park Wildlife Photography

Canadian Rockies Wildlife Photography book
For wildlife photographers, we recommend:

Canadian Rockies Wildlife Photography, an eBook by renowned wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch.

The book is divided into two sections:

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THE CANADIAN ROCKIES is an easy-to-understand instruction manual on Canadian Rockies wildlife photography, with chapters dedicated to equipment, composition, lighting, and destination-specific techniques.

WHERE TO PHOTOGRAPH CANADIAN ROCKIES WILDLIFE covers the entire region species by species, with Wayne Lynch describing specific locations ranging from Jasper in the north to Waterton Lakes in the south.