Larch season is short and sweet in the Canadian Rockies. The larches typically begin to turn yellow around the third week of September, but this can of course vary. Since larches are deciduous, within two or three weeks they will lose their needles. Their splash of yellow is a stunning addition to the alpine environments they grow in. We are very lucky to have so many larch hikes nearby to take advantage of, from Kananaskis, to Banff, to Yoho National Park.
Over the last few years I’ve tried to get out around Alberta and B.C. to hike through the beautiful larch forests that are prevalent throughout the provinces. I never do as much as I want to, but here’s hoping I can get even more larch adventures in this year.
Here are some of my favourite images to date.