The Canadian Rockies // WANDERLUST WEDNESDAY

I haven’t even properly done the Rocky Mountains in my own country, yet I’m all but dying to see them in Canada – how does that work?

I’ll tell you how. It’s called, Lindsay’s a sucker for wicked-bright blue bodies of water. Obviously tropical beaches, but also lakes nestled amidst glorious mountains. The Canadian Rockies fit the latter bill, what with Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

Banff National ParkPhoto credit: Lucid Practice
Banff, Canada - Canadian RockiesPhoto credit: MBPITW
So here’s what I want to do. I want to embark on (at least!) a week-long roadtrip through Banff National Park (see above) and Jasper National Park (see below). I want to pitch my tent in the forest, on a lake positioned so that when I open the front flap, I can see the mountains reflecting in the water. I’ll wake up early and spend each day hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and taking hundreds of pictures; then wind down the day making dinner over the campfire and stargazing after dark.

Seriously, why don’t they make the parks like this around New York? Sure, I can hike and camp just outside the city, but the landscape doesn’t even come close to the level of epic-ness of the Canadian Rockies.

Jasper National Park, Canadian RockiesPhoto credit: Globe Images
Jasper National ParkPhoto credit: Jesse’s Trip Of A Lifetime

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She's a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond. Follow along with Lindsay's travel photography on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to sign up for the monthly Frugal Frolicker newsletter!

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