Driving to Jasper from Banff? Don't forget to stop at this epic viewpoint of one of the Canadian Rockies' most iconic mountains.

Castle mountain, so named for its fortress-like shape, is a quick hop away from the town of Banff. 

If you don't have time to hike to Rockbound Lake (at the base of Castle), head to the viewpoint just off of Highway 91 and snap some pictures of this epic mountain. Drive north for about 10 minutes and follow the signage for the viewpoint pull off. 

Perfect for daytime viewing, and maybe even some aurora watching.  

Pack List

  • Camera 
  • Tripod 
  • Road Trip Snacks
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Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round


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