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drive-in views

Stunning Sightseeing in Banff National Park

Feb. 24, 2016
By Afton Aikens, Ashley Materi & Ally McConnell

Travel Alberta / Paul Zizka

Travel Alberta / Paul Zizka

Nighttime Light Show
On clear nights, dark skies provide pristine conditions for stargazing and viewing the northern lights. Local photographer Paul Zizka recommends Lake Minnewanka near Banff and Bow Lake north of Lake LouiseĀ as prime roadside spots. Download the Star Tracker Mobile Sky Map app to help identify constellations; track northern light forecasts on aurorawatch.com.