The Canadian Rockies // WANDERLUST WEDNESDAY

This post was last updated on 2024 April 21

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 Park
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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 Rockies
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Jasper National Park
Photo credit: Jesse’s Trip Of A Lifetime