Our Parks in Alberta

Our Parks in Alberta

Our parks in Alberta include most of the National Parks Alberta that Jardene Photography frequents. Our parks in Alberta include Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, and Elk Island National park all in Alberta. Some of our top parks in Alberta include the city parks we also frequent in Calgary. These are the main three parks in Alberta where we spend most of our time.

Our Parks in Alberta
Our Top Parks in Alberta

Banff National Park

Canadian Nature Photographer / Natural Landscape Photography

One of our parks in Alberta is Canada’s first national park Banff National Park. Founded in 1885, it has a long history. Over the years, the park has grown from 26 square kilometers to 6641 square kilometers. There are few places on earth more beautiful than Banff National Park.

In the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park offers some of the most spectacular mountain and lake scenery. Banff National Park attracts millions of visitors every year who are attracted by its emerald lakes and the flower-filled meadows at Sunshine Meadows.

Depending on the season, the area is home to snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers, tranquil lakeshores, raging rivers, and sweeping vistas. In addition to wildlife and nature, Banff National Park has year-round activities.

It takes two hours to drive from Calgary International Airport to Banff National Park. Banff National Park’s commercial heart is Banff. In Banff National Park, there are three world-class ski resorts: Norquay, Sunshine, and Lake Louise.

Banff is the number 1 best place to visit in Canada. Banff is 4th in the best places to visit in December. Banff is 14th in the world’s best places to visit.

Banff, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake are the most popular places to visit in Banff National Park. Along the Icefields Parkway, lakes like Herbert, Bow, and Peyto are also popular tourist attractions. Vermillion Lakes and Lake Minnewanka are also beautiful locations. In Banff National Park, Mount Rundle is one of the most photographed mountains.

Peyto Lake Sunrise

Elk Island National Park

Wild Life Photographers / Bison Photographer

In 1913, Elk Park became a federal park, and in 1930 the National Parks Act made Elk Island a national park. Located along the Trans Canada Highway, the park is 35 km from Edmonton. Elk Island is Canada’s largest enclosed park, with 194 square kilometers of enclosed terrain.

There are a variety of mammal species found on Elk Island, including Coyote, Bison, Moose, Mule Deer, Lynx, Beaver Elk, and White-Tailed Deer. The park is also home to black bears and timber wolves. Elk Island is also known for its bird species, with over 250 different types of birds.

Besides being a dark night site, Elk Island helps photographers and astronomers observe stars and galaxies. Elk Island is a popular spot for Borealis Edmontonians to observe and capture the Northern lights, sometimes known as the Aurora borealis.

Astotin Lake is a popular destination all year long for activities such as volleyball, kayaking, skating, snowshoeing, sunbathing, BBQs, and family outings. The campsite is open during the summer. Additionally, Elk Island offers excellent hiking opportunities. Summer months are a popular time to visit Bison Loop, where bison congregate.

Adult Bison - Dust Cloud

Fish Creek Park

Wild Life Photographer

The Fish Creek valley is protected by Fish Creek Park, a provincial park. The City of Calgary borders it on three sides, while the Tsuu T’ina border it on the west. There are some 100 kilometres of paved and unpaved trails in the park that are popular for hiking and biking.

A variety of wildlife can be found in the park, including deer, coyotes, owls, beavers, snakes, and frogs. The park is home to more than 200 species of birds. Fish Creek Park is Canada’s second-largest urban park. Approximately three times larger than Vancouver’s Stanley Park, the park stretches for 19 km from east to west.

There is a visitor center, an environmental learning center, picnic shelters, fire pits, group day-use areas, a restaurant, concession stands, a boat launch, and a golf course at the park.

The Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society provides programs to maintain the park as a non-profit, volunteer organization. Various courses and events are also offered, such as bird watching.

Baltimore Oriole