Quick study break...
I dug up these pictures from the family trip to Calgary to visit Grandma, back in Feb '09.
I took these with my point & shoot camera because I didn't bring along my DSLR.
This was the view from the plane, as we flew over the Canadian Rockies/Banff, headed back to San Francisco. The view was simply stunning. (Click for full size)
Again, with a little more noise reduction in Photoshop.