Moraine Lake in the valley of the Ten Peaks
the reflection of the Victoria Glacier in Lake Louise
do not mess with an adult elk
from above there is always a good view
when we return to the car a raven has taken posession of the roof, wanting a ride?
an elk along the road, gorging on the high grass
Banff National Park
Banff National Park was established in 1885, making it the oldest national park of Canada.
It is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, west of Calgary.
Human activity started 10.000 years back. Since then scores of different tribes have hunting bison and other pray here.
 
After the park was established the local Indians were removed to make it more attractive for sportsmen and tourists, in particular from Europe.

Banff is a year-round attraction, in winter the skiing industry is booming.
 
Lake Louise, north of Banff is a must-see for tourists, the reflection of the Victoria Glacier in the lake is of a supreme beauty, weather permitting.
 
Wildlife is supposed to be abundant, but when we did the park in August 2001 we only saw some elk and a hitchhiking raven.
 
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the location of Banff National Park
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it is busy at the entrance
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the entrance to Lake Louise
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