When you glance at photographs, Banff National Park appears to be the perfect spot to commune with nature. However, in the sunny summer months, tourist crowds overwhelm Lake Louise, Peyto Lake, Icefields Parkway, and other major points of interest.
Arm yourself with a detailed guidebook and maps, and try to escape from the beaten path. You came here to see spectacular views, not other tourists.
On my tour of Banff, we discovered this beautiful waterfall and fully enjoyed peace and quiet. And rainbows.