I’ve had the pleasure of hiking in the mountains of Alberta on three different days in the past week. On one I had perfect weather while on the other two I had snow and below freezing temperatures. The bottom line – you never know what the mountains will deliver so pack lots of layers. Don’t shortchange yourself on a visit either. Allow several hours to revel in the beauty and the magic of the larches.
My hope is that these 25 photographs will inspire you to get out and enjoy the best of what Alberta offers in September. Both Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country offer incredible viewing opportunities. And there is still time to see the larches this fall. In Kananaskis Country I used the Delta Kananaskis Lodge as a base – and enjoyed my stay in one of their newly renovated rooms. In Banff, I like the new Moose Hotel.
Before you go read: A Complete guide to the Best Places for Larch Viewing in Alberta
Pocaterra Ridge, Kananaskis Country
Arethusa Cirque Hike, Kananskis Country
Chester Lake, Kananskis Country
Taylor and O’Brien Lakes, Banff National Park
Which one of these four areas would you most like to visit for the larches?
Disclosure: Without Travel Alberta’s sponsorship I would have missed the two outings to see the larches in the snow.
Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta
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