A snowy peak in Nelson, Canada

Bury Me Here // Banff & Jasper National Parks

Early in September I hit the road from Salt Lake City, Utah bound for Alberta, Canada. My mission was a simple one: a solo road trip to explore the mountains, rivers, and trails surrounding the Banff, Jasper, and Kootenay National Parks.

With a small truck and a light load of camping and bike gear, I had the freedom to stay or go as I wanted and to explore at my own pace. The US and Canadian highways took me through truly epic mountain passes, through glacial parkways, and into some of the most intensely gorgeous forests I’ve ever seen.

It wasn’t long before I had tucked away hundreds of photos and racked up more than 2,500 miles between Utah, British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, and eventually, Idaho.

Exposure Gallery

Below are a few images from my trip. For the really curious, I created a more extensive gallery on Exposure—enjoy.

Clouds Surrounding a Peak in Kootenay National Park
Clouds Surrounding a Peak in Kootenay National Park
Looking down over mountains and fall foliage on the Glacier Parkway in Canada
Overlooking the highway between Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada
Standing by the river at a campground in Jasper, Alberta.
Standing by the river at a campground in Jasper, Alberta.
Snow, Fog, and Foliage in the mountains Canada
Snow and fog mix with foliage in Kootenay National Park in Canada
Dawn over the mountains in Banff National Park in Canada
Dawn in Banff National Park in Canada
Snowy Peak on the Glacial Parkway in Canada
A snowy Peak on the Glacial Parkway in Canada.