The first night we spent in Banff on this trip we drove around looking for a place to watch the sunset. The sky however (like last time) didn’t want to cooperate and the sun remained hidden throughout the evening. Eventually, we pulled into the Two Jack Lake Picnic Area. Directly across the lake is the Two Jack Lake Campground (and it was packed on this holiday weekend in Canada) which is the most popular campground in the park. However, despite its popularity there were barely any people over in the picnic area. Of course, this was well past ‘dinner’ hours as the sunset time was 9:30 so the only people wandering around the campground were photographers like myself.
Photo of the Day – Mount Rundle over Two Jack Lake
Banff was very crowded but this area – which is relatively easy to get to (you just pull into the parking lot) – was near vacant and it was nice to catch a few hours of peace and quiet. Next time I’m in Banff I’ll head to this spot for sunrise as I’ve read a few ‘reviews’ saying the light (as it hits the face of Mount Rundle) can be spectacular. Always need a reason to go back!