Rocky Mountain Landscape

Rocky Mountain Landscape – what does that conjure up in your minds eye? The Rockies, they are a mountain landscape revered for their rugged beauty.


Certainly , I have a bias, living in Banff – but the epitome of Rocky Mountain Landscape is displayed by  Banff Lake Louise photos and if you get to experience a moment of the Rockies, you'll agree I am sure!


  • The name Rocky can be traced to an Algonquin and Cree phrase “ as sin wati “ translates "when seen from across the prairies, they looked like a rocky mass". The first mention of their present name by a European was in a journal of Jacques LeGardeur de Saint – Pierre in 1752, where they were called “Montagnes de Roche” ( Mountains of Rock. ) { from Wikipedia – Rocky Mountains }

With my online art gallery  I get to share the views and sights from “my backyard” and show the world the rugged, rocky beauty of this World Heritage Site - Banff National Park. People come from all over the world to see and experience a special moment in the Rockies – so let me share some “moments ” of my experience with you.


The Banff Springs Hotel: Constructed by the CPR ( Canadian Pacific Raliway ) in response to the famous quip by Cornelius Van Horne ( President of the CPR ) - 

  • “If we can't export the scenery, we'll import the tourists.” The famous Banff Springs Hotel was built to house the first tourists! An Icon in Banff it has been welcoming tourists since 1888!

Lake Louise: Referred to by the natives long before as "lake of little fishes", it is another icon of the Rocky Mountain Landscape. 


Morraine Lake: Over one valley to the East is Morraine Lake known for the signature colour of Rocky Mountain Lakes.


The Columbia Icefields: They sit perched a top the range of mountains running from Banff to Jasper and are the largest such in North America.

Big Country


Here is what people are saying about The Rocky Mountain Landscape

{from tripadvisor – Banff National Park }

  • Every time that we drive to and through the Banff National Park, we are amazed and awed. Our sense of wonder is stimulated and rewarded. KN Cooper, Gananoque Canada
  • You'll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful national park. The stunning scenery is endless. Make sure you get out of the car and do some hiking! Rachel L Newark Deleware.
  • Banff National Park is a perfect place to be. Beautiful landscape with spectacular wildlife. We were so lucky to see a black bear with its cubs - a once in a lifetime experience. This park is 100% recommended Schmidtchen, Swiss Alps Switzerland
  • The utter beauty of Banff is unreal, it is extremely beautiful with soo much to see and do. From the lakes, to the caves, to the wildlife and of course the Rockies it is truly breathtaking and unmissable if you are visiting Canada. Emzmac, Scottish Highlands United Kingsom




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