Luckily, I missed the snow by a couple hours on the way there, so I was able to take a few short hikes. This one was to Olive Lake: notice how clear the water is!
Next, I drove through the park taking some pictures while stopping at pull-outs along the side of the road. This park is one of the smallest surround the Banff area, around 500 square miles), the mountain views are GORGEOUS.
I stopped by a picnic area to take some photos of the Vermillion River – still stark blue even though it was starting to get foggy.
Lastly, I took a short hike to Numa Creek to see this waterfall – at this point I was near the continental divide and the British Columbia/Alberta border, so it was starting to snow. When I continued on to Banff, it was still snowing. Check out that post on Friday.
**All photos (except the map) are my own.