Larch Valley Hike Banff National Park

September 26, 2018

Kevin Tweed/Orange Girl

It is officially Autumn in the Canadian Rockies and it wouldn't quite feel like fall without a beautiful hike up into the alpine to see the turning Larch Trees.  The term Larch March is a very appropriate term for this time of the year as many do their best to march up to the alpine to see these incredible trees and the surrounding beauty of the Valley of the Ten Peaks.  Kirstie and I hiked up into Larch Valley high above Moraine Lake and we were rewarded with a spectacular show of golden Larches right at their peak.  It isn't always the case that we see the larch trees in their golden state as it can be very fleeting here as winter has already started to take it's grip in this area of Banff National Park. We were absolutely thrilled to catch the trees at such a beautiful state and see the peaks thick with early season snow but however you may come across the Larch trees this time of the year it is never a bad bet to get out and explore this incredible spot within the vast Canadian Rocky landscape. Happy Hiking! 


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.