The Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountain range in Western Canada is incredible. I had not been back since the time I was drove through on a booster seat in the back of my parent’s car at age 3. While traveling west-ward on the No Shortcuts film we decided to camp in Jasper National Park and Banff National Park for a few days to explore. Each day I convinced the crew we should wake up before sunrise to catch the golden morning sun light peaking over the mountain tops. It was the best decision we could’ve made. Every morning the park was almost completely deserted despite it being the height of the season. We were left alone with nothing but beautiful golden light, clouds of morning mist blanketing the forest and packs of grazing elk.

If you’re thinking about visiting either park I wholeheartedly recommend waking up before sunrise to explore rather than wading through hordes of tourists. It gets busy. Real busy.

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