Tell me where to go!
June 16, 2014 9:21 AM Subscribe
I want to go take pictures of mountains in Alberta, but so far, no luck. Snowflakes inside.
posted by Nyx to Travel & Transportation around Alberta (4 answers total)
I live in Edmonton and have long desired to go take pictures of mountains. Unfortunately, I am not one of those blessed souls who knows how to camp (nor do I own any equipment for such). I'm looking for a specific location (provincial or federal park) to go that will offer good photographic opportunities without requiring me to pitch a tent.
- No more than a 3.5 hour drive from Edmonton. Ideally closer, but I understand no one is moving the Rockies for me.
- Must have easy day trails as I would like to bring an older family member who has never seen the mountains and who cannot manage extended hikes, or steep grades. Two or three hours of walking, maximum. More if there is an opportunity for rest and food, maybe, but there will be a 3.5 hour drive home so it's probably not wise to overextend the driver.
- Not too crowded with people. I understand that we all enjoy our parks in summer, but it will detract from the big rocks if there are three hundred people standing in front of them.
- I would like to be able to drive to a B&B or similar, sleep overnight, and get up in the morning - take pictures - drive home.
- Actually, I'd really like to rent a cabin in the mountains for a weekend, but I can't swing $300/night.
I'm looking for specific suggestions, like "Definitely go to Rock Lake", or "Do not approach Waterton under any circumstances."