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Banff National Park

Sea of Gold (edited) by Debbie Christianson 
2012 Second Place: Debbie Christianson, Sea of Gold

Lake Louise Fall Festival

*Unless otherwise stated, programs are included in your park admission fee.


3rd Annual Lake Louise Fall Festival Photo Contest
Lake Louise Fall Outdoor Adventure

August 31 to October 14, 2013

Free with valid park pass

Come to the park as a family and capture the beauty of fall in the Lake Louise area for a chance to win great prizes from Parks Canada, and Banff Photography. New this year, the contest is divided into three age categories with a winner declared in each category: 12 years old and under, 13 to 17 years old and 18 years old and older. Photograph the various ways you enjoy the park in the fall and submit your best 2013 fall photograph by October 14.

For full details of contest rules, please visit our website.

Photo Exhibit

August 31 to October 14, 2013

Drop by the Lake Louise Visitor Centre to enjoy some mountain photography by Kevin Annala. Kevin is a professional landscape and mountain life photographer who is judging this year’s Lake Louise Fall Festival Photo Contest.

What can I do to make my photos better?

Saturday September 7, 2013
11 a.m. to noon

Location: Theatre at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre
Free with valid park pass

Join a free 1 hour photography workshop offered by Banff Photography at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre. A photo-trainer will teach you tricks of the trade to taking the absolute best photographs. The workshop is recommended for beginner to intermediate photographers with DSLR or point and shoot cameras. No registration is required.

The Optics of Park Wildlife

Saturday August 31, 2013
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Theatre at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre
Free with valid park pass

Remote motion-triggered cameras are powerful and non-invasive tools for monitoring changes in the distribution and relative abundance of park wildlife. Come and see what Parks Canada has been discovering about the wildlife activity that occurs within the remoteness of its vast backcountry areas.

About Derek Petersen: 

Derek is the Ecological Integrity Monitoring Coordinator for Banff, Yoho and Kootenay national parks. Derek has had an extensive career with Parks Canada, spending the last 20 years in this area. Derek leads a team of dedicated staff who have deployed and maintained the extensive network of remote cameras and have undertaken the classification of photos to acquire information that you will be exposed to during the presentation.

Remote camera image of a moose © Parks Canada
Moose: Remote motion-triggered camera image