A Sea Of Trees In Banff National Park

Banff National Park, Canada

Respect for the environment and preservation of its natural beauty was clearly evident throughout our time in Banff National Park. Vistas like this, an endless sea of trees with not a road or mountain chalet in sight were all around us as we made our way along the Icefields Parkway.

It’s a huge contrast to what I see here in the French and Swiss Alps, with many mountains scarred by switchbacks, clearings for ski slopes and holiday homes. I certainly know which I prefer – I’ll take raw and inaccessible over inhabited and well-travelled every time!

The untouched nature of the landscape also made it much easier to take uncluttered photos, and we stopped at almost every opportunity between Banff and Jasper. How anybody can drive past a view like this without stopping for a few moments I will never understand!

What’s the most untouched place you’ve ever visited? How did it make you feel? Could you drive on past a view like this?! I’d love to hear from you!


6 thoughts on “A Sea Of Trees In Banff National Park

  1. ajshannon2014

    Lovely picture, it drew me in. I had a similar experience in the Scottish Highlands, so rugged and untouched and lovely. Unfortunately didn’t get to go hiking there, maybe someday 🙂

    1. Ben Post author

      The Scottish Highlands definitely has a similar feeling, and equally unpredictable weather! I didn’t manage to go hiking last time I was there but will make it a priority next time. I hope you make it back too! 🙂

    1. Ben Post author

      Haha, thanks Cee! It was like this everywhere, just trees as far as the eye could see. I’ve never seen anything like it!


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