Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park

Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park | Lavi was here.

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!

Downtown Banff

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.

Downtown Banff | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park

Sanson’s Peak

The 360-degree view of Sanson’s Peak, Bow Valley, and downtown Banff from Gondola Summit will blow you away.

Sanson's Peak | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park
Sanson's Peak | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park

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.

Fairmont Lake Louise | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park

Lake Louise

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.

Lake Louise | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park

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 Canoeing | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park

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.

Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park

Peyto 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!

Peyto Lake | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park
Peyto Lake | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park

Icefields Parkway

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.

Icefields Parkway | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park
Icefields Parkway | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park

Johnston Canyon

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!

Lake Agnes Tea House Hike in Banff | Top 10 Photography Spots in Banff National Park

Which of these top 10 photography spots in Banff National Park are you most excited to see?

8 Comments

  1. mohanaandaninda
    January 30, 2021 / 9:40 am

    Every bit of Banff looks gorgeous! The woods and glacial lakes, the waterfalls and the veins of snow on the mountainside…what a place it must be!

  2. The Cure for Curiosity
    January 30, 2021 / 10:17 am

    Banff is one of those places that I dream about revisiting pretty much all the time. World-class hiking and scenery. Your pictures and beautiful!!!

  3. January 30, 2021 / 11:12 am

    You’re photography is absolutely stunning! I’ve had Banff on my bucketlist for a few years now and I hope once COVID is over I’ll get the change to go. It looks so beautiful!

  4. January 30, 2021 / 4:28 pm

    your pictures are incredible! you should definitely write some sort of photography guide! I would love to get some of your photography tips 🙂

  5. Unicorn
    January 30, 2021 / 4:29 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I’ve visited Banff several times as a child but not recently. Apparently I’ll have to remedy that soon!

  6. Sathya selvam
    February 13, 2021 / 8:18 pm

    Beautiful photography Lavi. I thought no photos could do justice to the beauty I witnessed in Banff and around. Wow you captured it ….Incredilble.

  7. February 22, 2021 / 6:48 am

    Oh Banff! It’s on my bucketlist! Hike, play some golf, hike some more! Beautiful photos!

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