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  • Day54

    We arrived at The Rundlestone Lodge for a 2 night stay. Today we visited the Alabaska Falls first before going onto the Columbia Icefields, where we experienced a ride in a 4wheel drive all terrain vehicle across a glacier. We were able to get out and walk on the ice. It was VERY cold out there, we didn't stay on the ice long.
    After that we had some lunch of a Hot Dog, with cheese and bacon and a hot chocolate, also shared a slice of Lemon Meringue Pie. Next stop was Lake Peyto to see the most amazing colour of water I have ever seen, then onto famous Lake Louise for more photos. Arrived at our hotel in Banff about 5pm.Read more

  • Day54

    We have had a great day out first touring with Don and Lyla who we met on our UK tour. They live in Calgary, so the met us and took us sightseeing, they are a lively couple. We saw a huge Elk with his herd n the golf course in Banff. They also drove us up to Minniwanka Lake, which is man made when they flooded an old mining town. We drove up to a great lookout of the town. Then it was down to Bow Falls, which is quite near the centre of town. We had a lovely morning with them. They then dropped us off back at our hotel as we had booked the Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. More views of the town, but not for long as it started to snow again and visibility was getting quite low. We had some lunch up top, then came back down and more sightseeing in the bus, where we come across a baby doe alongside the road.Read more

  • Day64

    Wow. What a sight to wake up to - clear blue skies, no a breath of wind and the stunning Bow Lake and Glacier. Can’t be beaten.
    After a relaxing morning walk we were on the highway once again.
    The highlight of today was to have been Lake Louise However, once we got ther we were confronted with a traffic explosion - traffic controllers ( well there had to be), too many tourists and too many RVs. We made an executive decision to call in at Lake Louise Village for a coffee and supplies and move on as there is so many beautiful things to see missing one was not going to hurt and possibly saved a major headache.
    After a brief interlude on the wrong road, we corrected our direction and headed onto the Bow River Pathway to Johnson Canyon and onto Banff.
    Camping tonight is in a camping ground out on Tunnel Mountain Trail- hot showers!
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  • Day65

    Okay, jetzt wird es richtig kalt im Zelt😅 Wir haben schon den ersten leichten Schnee erlebt.
    Ein Lagerfeuer ist jetzt ein Must have. Bei heißen Temperaturen und einem schicken Badeanzug der 30er Jahre kann man sich ebenfalls in den Upper hot springs gut gehen lassen;)

  • Day13

    Nachdem wir die Nacht in Lake Louise verbracht haben, gings am Morgen zum Lake Moraine. Nicht umsonst ist der Moraine Lake der am meisten photografierte Ort in Kanada. Wunderschön wie er in die Umgebung eingebettet ist und das Wasser schon fast kitschig leuchtet. Da es nur etwa 5 Grad war, ging es noch so mit dem Besucheransturm und wir konnten bis hinauf fahren. Danach gings weiter nach Banff. Da es uns gar nicht anmachte bei dem kalten und regnerischen Wetter zu wandern, entschlossen wir uns zu einem Spa Day. Tiefenentspannung pur ✌️ Wir finden zwar, dass es eigentlich noch etwas zu früh für solche "extra Spässe" ist, aber wir hatten noch ein, zwei Kanada Dollar übrig. Man gönnt sich ja sonst nichts 🤣Read more

  • Day3

    Anschliessend sind wir nach Banff zur Surprise Corner gefahren. Hier hat man einen herrlichen Blick auf das historische Fairmont Hotel. Wir sind zusätzlich noch einen Weg gelaufen. Entgegenkommende Leute haben uns erzählt, das sich am Weg ein "Elk" aufhält. Den haben wir kurz darauf auch gefunden 😉

  • Day3

    Zum Abschluss haben wir uns noch Banff City angeschaut und hier lecker Kaffee getrunken. Auf dem Weg zurück zum Hotel haben wir noch einen schönen Aussichtspunkt mitgenommen. Das Wetter hätte am Ende etwas besser sein können.

  • Day5

    Today we took a midday Greyhound bus service to the magical town of Banff. My sister has purchased our tickets several months back. The boarding procedure included a thorough check through of our day packs. And because the bus was going to continue all the way to Vancouver, it was a fully occupied trip.

    It was exhilarating to see the Canadian Rockies slowly get bigger and bigger as the bus inched closer and closer to our destination. We passed by Canmore which I thought was quite a quaint, yet trendy ski town.

    We then checked in to "Moose Hotel." Like most other structures in Banff, the building featured plenty of wooden panels, as if it was an overgrown log cabin. My sister and I secured some swim gear so we may be able to use the included amenities in our accommodation. Back in Australia I never entered a Billabong shop, but because there were no other stores around selling swim wear, we ended up purchasing from them. It was amusing as the lady in the counter came from Kingscliff, a town just 20 minutes south of where I live in.

    We then had a very late lunch in Chaya, a cosy Japanese restaurant just beside McDonald's. It was manned by Japanese personnel. The food was delicious and tasted authentic. Afterwards, we then took a free bus (compliments to our hotel) to the base of Sulphur Mt.

    The Gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mt made my heart skip a few times and my hands sweat. It was a small gondola, much smaller than what I have experienced in Hongkong's Lantau Island towards the Giant Sitting Buddha. My sister was telling us how she managed to climb to the top by just walking the track from the base, and she was pointing to us the paved way down there as we were hoisted up by the Gondola.
    The trip to the top was well and truly worth it. It was a spectacular, breathtaking 360 degree wonder. Snow capped mountains everywhere you look. Banff was dwarfed by the majesty of the mountain ranges surrounding it. And a turquoise river snaking around the valley. We took heaps of selfies and panoramic views, and had some friendly tourists take our family picture with another "Canada 150" signage affixed there for tourists' photographic pleasure.

    It was already dark when we got back to the town centre, We had a look around their shops, dad and I checked out a photo shop and marveled at some fantastic nature photography by a local artist. He ended up purchasing one of his works. Then we all headed to Evelyn's coffee bar where we enjoyed some pastries and hot beverage to keep us going in our walk back to Hotel Moose.

    My sister and I then used our new swimwear in the hotel's pool and sauna and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was my first time using a sauna and it completely removed the chlorine smell in my skin that followed my dip in the pool.

    Tonight, as I go to sleep, I wish I could dream of the view up Mt Sulphur once more. And maybe even be able to fly in that dream.
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