Visiting The Canadian Rocky Mountains has been on my bucket list for a very long time. After an opportunity presented itself to spend one year in this beautiful country on a Working Holiday Visa I didn’t have to think twice.
In fact once my visa to Canada was granted I cut short my stay in Australia, where I was residing at the time. I just couldn’t wait to be back in the mountains again after New Zealand!
After spending over a year in the Rockies photographing through the most spectacular mountain landscapes I’ve ever seen, I’ve decide to put together a list of the places every landscape photographer should visit at least once in their lifetime.
Some locations require days to trek to and others are easily accessible by the side of the road, however all of them are a worthwhile cause, to wake up before the sun rises and before the crowds start to accumulate.
1. Spirit Island, Maligne lake
There are loads of boat cruises heading down Maligne lake every day, however if you want to photograph Spirit Island at sunrise or sunset you will have to plan a multiday kayaking or canoeing excursion. I stayed at Fisherman’s Bay Campground and canoed to Spirit Island through the dark to get this shot at sunrise.