I am born and raised in British Columbia, but shamefully have not explored my home turf much at all. When a chance came up to visit Lake Louise and Banff, I jumped on it. Not only was it to visit this region — which is in Alberta, right at the BC border — but it was to arrive by train on the Rocky Mountaineer. As a photographer and as a rational human being, there was no way I would turn down this trip. I chose to arrive at the start of fall rather than the height of summer. It proved to be one of the best decisions I could have made.