Iceberg Lake Banff National Park

August 31, 2019

Kevin Tweed/Orange Girl

My friend Dave and I recently took a great hike up to the southern end of the Wapta Icefield in Yoho National Park and we were already planning our next hike before we made it back to the car.  We decided to make the end of summer be all about viewing the Wapta Icefield from different vantage points.  That naturally brought us to the incredible area of Iceberg Lake starting from Bow Lake and hanging high above the stunning Bow Glacier Falls which ultimately creates the Bow River that flows through so many impressive scenes throughout Banff National Park.  The mountains were once again very gracious to us giving us what could only be seen as the best weather you could ask for in the back country situated closely to ancient glacial ice.  We had a beautiful warm rest on top of a moraine above Iceberg Lake with the towering Mount Thompson keeping a watchful eye over one stunning mountain vista after another as far as the eye could see.  This area is truly outstanding in every sense and deserves much attention paid to its glacial streams, numerous waterfalls, and mountain after mountain stretching along the encompassing Wapta Icefield.  We were lucky indeed to have once again talk of the best day ever spent in the mountains as we wandered back to the car making plans for our next outing to view the mighty Wapta.


Hello my name is Kirstie and I am a wedding photographer who specializes in photographing weddings & elopements in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise & Emerald Lake. I’ve been photographing mountain weddings since 2004 and feel very lucky to call this place home. I live in Canmore with my husband Kevin and our 2 rescue dogs Leroy & Mabel.