I had always wanted to see the Larch Valley in Banff National Park in its golden splendor. Although I had been to the Larch Valley previously, it was in August and you don’t realize what you’re missing in the Autumn. I’m glad I went as it would be among my best ever visits to the Canadian Rockies. Amazing and beautiful! And crowded too!
Whenever you visit the Canadian Rockies at the end of September, you could have early Winter conditions or warm, Spring-like days. There was snow and cold the week before our visit but we was lucky to arrive to sunny skies. The Moraine Lake parking lot was full early so we had to take the shuttle from the Lake Louise overflow campground along the Trans Canada Highway. Make sure you give yourself time as there may be a wait for the shuttle both ways.
We’ll start here, on the edge of Moraine Lake facing the Tower of Babel.