Bow River

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  • Day11


    July 18, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    After about a 5 hour drive we arrived in Banff. The drive is normally very scenic however there were some very bad forest fires in the area so the sky was filled with smoke however luckily it cleared up for the next 2 days so we got to see the amazing rocky mountains. We stayed in Canmore which is short drive from the town of Banff. We visited the birth place of Banff National Parks, a cave that had been discovered many many years ago with hot sulphur water flowing from the ground and rocks. We then did some exploring through the forests and bright blue lakes in the area trying to see some of the wildlife.Read more

  • Day11

    In Banff

    July 7, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Thought we would get some petrol before heading off today. They take self serve to the nth degree in Canada. I couldn’t work the card reader at the pump so we booked up $60 work in the shop, filled the car and then got a $20 refund for the used amount - crazy and frustrating.

    Off again on the highway - today is Saturday and I expected lots of holiday makers. The road was busy but quite manageable. There are lots of trucks again with bikes, jet ski’s and of course motor homes. The speed limit is 110km/hr which is what I did- I just let the faster ones go for it, as a result most people passed me!

    Mary wanted to see Humming birds. I had looked them up the night before and found a place on the way might be best. This place Canmore is not was rigid as Banff where they frown on bird feeders, after all it is a National Park and they don’t want the moose eating the Humming bird feeders - mainly bowls with sugar water. This was a lovely little town with good walks and parks and a fast flowing Bow river, but virtually no flowers and so no Humming Birds. Mary bought a $30 sun hat - nice.

    Off to Banff and like elsewhere in the National Park - free parking. England won their World Cup match against Sweden last night but I was able to call into a British Bar to watch the end of the Croatia v Russia game. I left before it finished and so missed the exciting penalty kicks.

    Time for walking around Banff - we decided to go to the Cascade Gardens - sounded like home. Lovely garden, lots of flowers but no Humming Birds. We went to the museum, plenty of stuffed animals there, including Humming Birds - maybe we will see some in Toronto?

    Tomorrow its an early start so we can get to the airport in good time and drop the hire car off etc. so an early night was planned. Still I watched the Geelong V Frankson VFL game [streaming on my Mac] from midnight to 2 am - we won!

    Tomorrow we are off by plane to Toronto and the Niagara Falls. Should be great,

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  • Day0

    Canadian Rockies

    October 31, 2015 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 2 °C

    I went to the Rocky Mountains for a weekend. With West Trek Tours and Papa Wolf (our tourguide) we drove from Friday to Monday to Banff National Park from Vancouver. The tourguides did an amazing job and we met a lot of amazing people and made new fiends. We went to Lake Louise and other Lakes in the park like Minowaka or Two-Jack Lake. It was an unforgettable time and I would go anytime again with West Trek!Read more

  • Day5

    Banff Town

    July 11, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Väl framme Banff Town åkte vi först och tittade på det mäktiga Banff Springs Hotel. Riktigt slott!
    Sen till vårt hotell - Banff Park Lodge inne i stan, som var superfint. Lyxade till det med valet parking. Bubbelbadkar inne i rummet!
    Åt på Chilis - gött! Och gick runt lite i stan sen. Avslutade kvällen med att bada i rummet och kolla på tv. Mysigt!Read more

  • Day80


    August 12, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    I see fire inside the mountain, I see fire burning that tree... und mehr sehen wir nicht ;) durch die Waldbrände ist praktisch ganz Westkanada in Rauch eingehüllt. So können wir bloß erahnen wie schön die Strecke zwischen Jasper und Banff ist, welche und durch zwei der schönsten Nationalpärke Kanadas führt. Dafür werden wir Zeugen von einem Feuer in unmittelbarer Nähe, sehen Wasserbomber hautnah über uns vorbei fliegen und warten eine Stunde, bis das Feuer gelöscht und der Highway wieder offen ist.
    In Banff wagen wir uns auf unseren letzten großen Hike in Nordamerika: Castle Mountain, 26km Rundtrip und die letzten Kilometer steil über Geröll hinauf. Meinen Knie geht es nach der Erholung auf Vancouver Island viel besser und wir kommen gut voran. Dann, nach der Hälfte des Aufstiegs, beginnt es zu regnen und es wird eisig kalt. Wir hatten in den letzten zwei Monaten keinen Tropfen Regen und auch Westkanada erging es genau gleich, ja stand sogar unter Feuer! Daher könnt ihr zweimal raten, wer keine Regenjacke eingepackt hat! Die Wolken hüllen uns ein und wir können keine zwei Meter weit sehen. Schade, denn die Aussicht wäre bestimmt grandios. Aber das ist wohl unser Los.. mit den Views hatten wir so unser Pech..
    Der Hike selber war super spannend und brachte uns zu zwei Seen, auf ein Kliff und den genial geformten Castle Mountain.
    Doch die Kälte und Anstrengung zeichnete sich ab: die letzten 8 Kilometer humple ich den Berg hinunter und bin froh nach insgesamt 8 Stunden wandern endlich wieder im Auto zu sitzen.
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  • Day64

    Bow Lake to Banff

    September 28, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    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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  • Day22

    Day 23: Banff (Nourish Bistro)

    July 6, 2015 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Found a vegetarian restaurant in Banff and it's deeeeeelicious! Vegetarian Curry Poutine as a starter, followed by "Mac & Squeeze", accompanied by a local beer. Perfect taste. Perfect lunch.

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