Cascade Ponds in Banff National Park Alberta Canada

The autumn season brings bright yellows to this gorgeous area in Banff Alberta Canada. Located only minutes away from the town of Banff. Cascade Ponds is a day use area with picnic tables, 2 shelters, fire pits, bridges, trails and 360 views of...
The autumn season brings bright yellows to this gorgeous area in Banff Alberta Canada. Located only minutes away from the town of Banff. Cascade Ponds is a day use area with picnic tables, 2 shelters, fire pits, bridges, trails and 360 views of the rocky mountains. There is even a huge waterfall cascading down the mountain top to the west. As well as some Parks Canada Red Chairs! The ponds are a popular location for photographers and families. This area is pet friendly but they must remain on a lease at all times.

Note: To use the firepits, do not bring wood into the national park. It is recommended by Alberta Authorities that you only get your wood for this area, in Banff, at one of the many stores, gas stations or local distributors. This massively helps prevent the transmission of invasive forest pests.
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6 October 2023 at   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
A very accessible area in Banff! Just steps from the parking lot, with nice wide flat trails, Cascade Ponds is for everyone
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
I have a few favourite bridges across Canada. From big to small, I love them all. And my little adventure seeker has developed her own love and appreciation for bridges. Cascade Ponds has a couple to explore. They are cute, small, and well...
I have a few favourite bridges across Canada. From big to small, I love them all. And my little adventure seeker has developed her own love and appreciation for bridges. Cascade Ponds has a couple to explore. They are cute, small, and well constructed
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6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
Another of our favourite things to find in Canada, would be the awesome Parks Canada red chairs! They are placed at some of the most beautiful and or historical locations across the country.
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
Cascade Ponds is a day use area. So no overnight camping allowed here. You will find a large number of picnic tables, fire pits, pit vault toilets, and 2 picnic shelters that encourage you to spend the day here in Banff with family and friends.
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
Just a quick Cascade Ponds selfie in Banff National Park. After a hard week, it was nice to get out into the mountains on this beautiful sunny day.
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
Evergreens surrounding the area give it a bit of a spring feel, even though it's the fall season. The majority of trees in Banff are green all year long.
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
This area is teeming with wildlife. From the trout in the water, the bears on land, and the birds that fly high in the sky, you never know what or who you might find here while exploring. Many different species of animals can be seen in this...
This area is teeming with wildlife. From the trout in the water, the bears on land, and the birds that fly high in the sky, you never know what or who you might find here while exploring. Many different species of animals can be seen in this area. Mainly when it's not busy though.
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6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
We wandered the trails for awhile, one leading to the area where the water flows out from the ponds. This area has changed many times over the years. From large floods, building of dams, and many other factors.
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
The water is so amazingly clear and yet also blue! I do not edit my photos. What you see is what you get! It really is that colour!
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
Fall is here in Alberta. Some of the mountains have already received their 1st fair amount of snow for this year! Late September to early October is a gamble here for weather. We have been lucky this year to have a wonderful autumn season.
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
There are a few trails around the pond to wander and explore. All of which are very easy. There is even a bike trail that starts from Cascade Ponds in Banff National Park
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
Did you know Alberta is the sunniest province in all of Canada? It sure makes for some great sky photos!
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
Cascade Ponds offers plenty to do for a outdoor enthusiasts.

Try your luck at fishing! National Park rules apply

Go for a mountain Swim- It will be cold, but you could swim here if you wanted to! No lifeguards. Swim at your own risk.

Hiking-...
Cascade Ponds offers plenty to do for a outdoor enthusiasts.

Try your luck at fishing! National Park rules apply

Go for a mountain Swim- It will be cold, but you could swim here if you wanted to! No lifeguards. Swim at your own risk.

Hiking- So many hiking opportunities from this area. Pick your destination, assess your skill level, and get some steps in.

Picnicking- so many families use this area for picnics. And why not! It's beautiful

Mountain Biking- There is a trail, rated Green, that you can hop on from Cascade Ponds
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6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
We spot fish from bridges quite often. We found a beautiful brown trout under the bridge of the Many Springs trail in the Bow Valley Provincial Park the other day. No fish sightings at Cascade Ponds today though
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
Get outside this fall and explore this beautiful country of ours. From east to west, Canada is absolutely gorgeous during autumn
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
I personally love Banff during the fall season. The colours are changing, the air is crisp, and there are a lot less people in the park during late September and October. Making it easier to get some great shots
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
So we don't see the reds of maple trees here in the west. What we get are gorgeous yellows from the aspens and larches in Banff
6 October 2023 ·   4 months ago taken in   Cascade Ponds Lake Bound, Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L 2C0, Canada
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