12 Images of the Canadian Rockies That Will Make You Proud to be a Canadian

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Pristine Jasper National Park on a colourful morning.
Pristine Jasper National Park on a colorful morning via Shutterstock

Canada’s Rocky Mountains are home to some of the most spectacular views in the world. The names of the five national parks located in this majestic range carry the same weight in some circles as the country’s most beloved hockey players do in others. The parks’ eclectic mountain landscape, with their jagged peaks and U-shaped valleys, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. And while we certainly respect the slightly rounded peaks and snaky V-shaped valleys of our neighbors to the south, we can’t help but feel–especially, after looking at these gorgeous images–that the Canadian Rocky Mountains are the best Rockies.

Beautiful scene on Moraine Lake, Banff National Park with canoes on the dock by the lodge.

Beautiful Scene in one of the Rocky Mountain Lakes - Moraine Lake, Banff National Park - Canada. View of canoes on the dock by the lodge.
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park via Shutterstock

The sun setting over a rocky point in Yoho National Park.

Taken in Yoho National park just as the setting sun lit the one side of this rockey peak.
Sunset in Yoho National Park via Shutterstock

Moraine Lake at Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Moraine Lake at Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park via Shutterstock

Green grass and blue skies over Banff National Park

Banff National Park, Canada
Banff National Park via Shutterstock

Mountain scenery along the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Mountain scenery along the Icefields Parkway, Banff and Jasper National Parks Alberta Canada.
The Icefields Parkway at Banff and Jasper National Parks via Shutterstock

Bridge over the Vermilion River at Kootenay National Park.

Bridge over Vermilion river at Kootenay National Park.
Vermilion River at Kootenay National Park via Shutterfly

Red canoe moored at Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park.

Red canoe mooring at the wooden floor background.Maligne Lake. Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Red canoe in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada via Shutterfly

The aptly named waters of Emerald Lake at Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Emerald Lake at Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Emerald Lake at Banff National Park via Shutterstock

A hazy shade of winter on the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Icy winter road, Icefields Parkway, Banff and Jasper National Parks Alberta Canada
The Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks via Shutterstock

Jasper National Park’s Athabasca Falls with a classic big cloudy sky background.

Athabasca Falls on the trees and cloudy sky background (Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada)
Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park via Shutterstock

An orange-sherbet sunset over Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park.

The sunset over Emerald lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains via Shutterstock
Emerald lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains via Shutterstock

Got a favorite spot in the Canadian Rockies? Let us know about it in the comments!

About the Author: Randy Kalp

Randy Kalp is a semi-intrepid journalist traveling the world and missing his 7-pound hound. His stories have appeared in Men’s Health, GAdventures’ The Looptail, the San Diego Uptown News, Coast News and San Diego Reader. You can read about Randy’s latest adventures on his award-winning travel blog and follow him on his social networks (below) and Pinterest.

Comments:

  • We love the Canadian Rockies, great photos. We never get sick of the scenery, always go back to Banff or Jasper every year. Love the wildlife as well. Being outdoors and breathing in that fresh air doesn’t get any better than that.

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