Bridal Veil Falls – Banff National Park

Bridal Veil Falls, Banff National Park.

Bridal Veil Falls, Banff National Park.

On our first day trip away from Aurum Lodge we headed to the Icefields Parkway and then north to see Jasper National Park.  Jasper, in Alberta, is the more northern of the two parks accessed by and joined by the Icefields Parkway. The southern park is Banff National Park and the border between them isn’t obvious.  So it turned out that the first waterfall we stopped at, the Bridal Veil Falls, was actually in Banff National Park.

You can only see the bottom half of the falls from the viewpoint. The falls drain into the North Saskatchewan River, shown flowing south below. This photo was also taken from the lookout, looking south fairly early in the morning. Hence the lens flare to the east.

The Icefields Parkway near Bridal Veil Falls, Banff National Park.

The Icefields Parkway near Bridal Veil Falls, Banff National Park.

This is the canyon cut by the water flow from the falls as it joins the North Saskatchewan. I believe this is Rampart Creek but Google Maps don’t always include the names of watercourses (grrrrr.)

The Icefields Parkway near Bridal Veil Falls, Banff National Park.

The Icefields Parkway near Bridal Veil Falls, Banff National Park.

 

This seems to be a good site for figuring out the best places to photograph in the parks.

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2 comments on “Bridal Veil Falls – Banff National Park

  1. Never been there but you captured our Alberta landscape wonderfully 😀

    • BuntyMcC says:

      A tiny bit of Alberta only, the hilly bit. Canada is sooooo big I feel guilty sometimes that there are parts I have not seen.

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