Morants Curve 2


Morant’s Curve 2 printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag is available in four sizes; the smaller prints (13×19 or 17×22) come with a white or black archival mat that fits the image ready to be framed.

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Morant’s Curve 2 printed on Hahnemuhle Photo rag is available in four sizes; the smaller prints (13×19 or 17×22) come with a white or black archival mat that fits the image ready to be framed.


Morant’s Curve


In the middle of the 20th Century, Canadian Pacific Railway employee Nicholas Morant took photos for the company on Morant’s Curve. The railway used his photos for promotional purposes.

Along the Bow Valley Parkway, Morant’s curve provides a picturesque view of Lake Louise.

Taking the Bow Valley Parkway from Banff to Lake Louise is a slower alternative that takes in the beauty of the area. To see wildlife on the route, it is best to drive early in the morning.

There is a small parking lot opposite the location. There are no facilities at Morant’s Curve, but Lake Louise is a ten-minute drive away.




According to some, the best shot for the area is when a train passes through the curve. Freight trains have no schedules, so be prepared to wait a while unless you are lucky.

In this photograph of Morant’s curve, is framed by the Lake Louise mountain range that surrounds the glacial lake famous for tourism.

Early morning or golden hour are the most ideal times for photographing the curve.

The curve is traversed by passenger trains, but their schedules are difficult to locate. There is a colourful train that passes through this area called the Rocky Mountaineer. Due to the history of the curve, most people prefer to photograph CP trains.

Normally, the train’s headlights are on at sunrise or sunset. A train coming from the west is the ideal shot because that headlight is coming towards you on the curve.

Driving to Morant’s curve


This area does not have any signs. Getting there is easiest by heading towards Lake Louise ski hill and turning right onto the Bow Valley Parkway before reaching the ski hill. If you reach the ski hill, you’ve gone too far.

It takes about five minutes to drive to Morant’s curve from the turn-off. Continue along the road after passing the Bow Valley Parkway entrance sign. Since the viewing area is on a bend, it is best to proceed slowly. Morant’s curve is on the right side of the road, whereas the car lot is on the left.

Morant’s curve is about 55 minutes from Banff along the Bow Valley Parkway. On the left-hand side of the road, about 10 minutes after passing Baker Creek Mountain Resort.




  • Framed by Lake Louise mountain range
  • All year-round viewing – no closures
  • Freight trains run all year
  • Passenger trains only run in the Summer months
  • A short drive from Lake Louise
  • About an hour drive from Banff

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 3 × 3 in

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