Living in close proximity to the magnificent Alberta rockies is a wonderful thing indeed. From breathing the crisp mountain air to endless hikes, scrambles, world-class landscapes and an abundance of wildlife, it certainly makes being a Calgary landscape photographer a much easier job!
Regardless of the season, there is much to do in the mountains, and winter is no exception. Catch the popular Ice Magic festival at Lake Louise– where one can walk through a veritable winter wonderland, explore ice castles and ice bars, and check out the incredible ice carvings along the lake on the shores of Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont.
Winter road trip? Take a drive along Smith-Dorrien Trail in the Kananaskis for some possible wildlife encounters. Note that this road is not really maintained so 4 wheel drive will be essential, and it’s heavily grated in some areas. Warning: Moose love to lick the salt off your car, so beware of potential roadblocks!