You’ve seen photos of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, but are you aware of the other photogenic backdrops in Banff? There is so much to see and do all year round in this perfect piece of the Canadian Rockies, but if you’re interested in capturing some epic photos, add these top 10 photography spots in Banff National Park to your itinerary. For more information and itinerary tips as you plan your visit, don’t forget to check out this complete Banff travel guide!
Banff’s downtown area is so cute and picturesque. Make sure to snap a few photos in the streets and from up above at the viewpoints from nearby Tunnel Mountain drive.
The 360-degree view of Sanson’s Peak, Bow Valley, and downtown Banff from Gondola Summit will blow you away.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
You can’t miss the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise when visiting Banff. The hotel is beautiful inside and out, and while seating can sometimes be limited to guests only, you can still capture some unique photos here.
Rain, shine, snow, or fog, Lake Louise is a place you need to see in real life. The good news is that the weather can change so quickly that if you’re planning to visit Banff for 3-4 days in summer, you’re likely to experience a sunny day.
Moraine Lake Canoeing
The views and photo ops of the mountains up close while canoeing around Moraine Lake are 100% worth the cost of the canoe rental. See for yourself in these photos!
Moraine Lake – Rockpile Trail & Shoreline Trail
This is one of the views you’ve been waiting for. Both the Rockpile Trail and the Shoreline Trail are very easy to manage for all levels of hiking, so you are sure to get the photos you want here at Moraine Lake.
My favorite lake on the Icefields Parkway drive is Peyto Lake. It’s a short hike from the parking lot and the blue-green water of this glacial lake looks just like Gatorade from afar!
There are many lakes and beautiful mountain views on the Icefields Parkway drive between Banff and Jasper. Luckily, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop at all the turnoffs! This is one of the most scenic drives you’ll ever have the chance to experience.
For a different scene from the other top photography spots in Banff, take a walk through Johnston Canyon and explore the beautiful waterfalls and greenery.
Lake Agnes Tea House
On a rainy day, visibility will decrease as you hike higher to the Lake Agnes Tea House but the aerial view of Lake Louise is beautiful!