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  • Day189

    Lake Louise

    March 7 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    Angekommen, am wohl berühmtesten See Kanadas. Wie es zu erwarten war, war der See natürlich noch komplett gefroren. So entschieden wir uns spontan für eine Wanderung mitten auf dem See, eine Seeüberquerung sozusagen. Direkt auf dem See kam ich auf die Idee Schneetreten zu machen. Schuhe und Socken aus und los gehts. Nach vier, fünf Schritten war ich dann aber doch froh schnell die Schuhe wieder anzuziehen. Aber ich kann sagen „Hey ich habe einmal auf dem Lake Louise Schneetreten gemacht🤣“. Ein schöner Tag mit vielen Eindrücken geht zu Ende.Read more

  • Day191

    Ein Satz mit X das war wohl nix

    March 9 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ -14 °C

    „Morgen früh gehen wir es an!“ sagten wir gestern, als wir planten, die Berge in besonders tollem Licht zusehen und den Lake Louise mal ganz für uns alleine zu haben. Gesagt, getan. Unser Wecker klingelte 6.40 Uhr, denn 7.11 Uhr war der Sonnenaufgang angesagt. Wir kochten uns Tee, zogen uns warm an und waren bestens vorbereitet für die Bergseeidylle in Morgenstimmung. Wir gingen zum Auto. Dieses war bei -17 Grad natürlich gefroren und der Eiskratzer unseres Mietwagens konnte, im besten Fall, noch zur Abwehr bei einen Bärenangriff nützlich sein. Nach 5 Minuten mit laufenden Motor, ging es im halben Blindflug zum 4 km entfernten See. Mit unserer Ankunft auf dem Parkplatz, begannen sich die ersten Gipfel in einen wunderschönen orangenen Licht zu färben. Wir schnappten unsere Thermoskanne, unsere Pappbecher und die Teebeutel und gingen im schnellen Schritt zum See. Wahnsinn, wir ganz allein. Wir setzten uns auf die Bank mit Blick auf den einsamen See. Beim Hinsetzen auf die Bank, kam plötzlich die Eispoliermaschine um die Ecke gefahren. Verena und ich schauten uns an und sagten nur „Das kann doch jetzt nicht wahr sein.“ Wir machten uns Tee, saßen bei -17 Grad da, mit Blick auf den See, den wunderschönen Bergen und die Eispoliermaschine kreiste vor uns, von links nach rechts. Wir konnten nur noch lachen. 😂🤣😂. Das verstehen Kanadier unter Bergseeidylle.Read more

    Julia Höber

    😂😂😂

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  • Day190

    Lake Louise der Zweite Tag

    March 8 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ -5 °C

    Heute hat sich der See von seiner besten Seite gezeigt, etwas frischer Schnee über Nacht und viel Sonnenschein am Tag. Der perfekte Mix für eine tolle Winterwanderung zum Lake Agnes. Nach einer dreistündigen Wanderung ging es noch zum Eislaufen auf den See. Morgen geht es weiter nach Banff, wo wir zwei Tage verbringen werden.Read more

    Einfach großartig😍 Kanada, wie aus dem Bilderbuch und ihr mittendrin!!! Danke, dass wir ein kleines bisschen dabei sein dürfen! Ich wünsche euch weiterhin eine gute Reise und noch viele unvergessliche Momente! Viele Grüße aus der fernen Heimat! [Carola Söhnel]

    3/9/21Reply

    Übrigens ... Toll wieviele Sportarten du schon so gemeistert hast. Da fehlt eigentlich nur noch ein cooler Ritt durch den wilden Westen 😉 [Carola Söhnel]

    3/9/21Reply
    Ines Mehnert

    Da kann man richtig neidisch werden. So ein tolles Panorama und so ein tolles Wetter. Ich wünsche euch ganz viel Spaß und genießt die Zeit. Die kommt nicht wieder.👍😀

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  • Day71

    The jewels, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

    August 25, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 36 °F

    Early, early, early....set the alarm for 5 because we all wanted to leave by 6 a.m. for Lake Louise. You hear all these stories about how difficult it is to get parking so we wanted to be early!

    Based on the discussions we'r had regarding the shuttle options we left K & S camper in the village, and took our RV up to the lake, only about 4 or 5 miles up the road. Got there about 6:30 or so, and had LOTS of parking options. Settled into a spot and got some coffee going.

    About 7:30 we left Auggie in the RV and headed to the shuttle location to secure tickets for a midday ride to Moraine lake. Moraine lake parking is so tight, if you aren't there before 6 a.m you aren't allowed to drive in. They actually close the road to all incoming cars and only allow the shuttle buses.

    After getting tickets we walked over to the lake. That first look is so stunning. You look down this turquoise lake to see these tall, rocky, mountain peaks, and a glacier hanging at the end of the lake. And in the morning, with little wind, it is all reflected in the lake surface. Really glad we got there when we did, because the edge of the lake fills up fast with a lot of tourists which makes picture taking a challenge. We just enjoyed the view and then spent sometime walking g t.he grounds of the hotel AMD eventually making or way into the hotel, actually the correct word is chateau, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Elegant, with the oldest part being built (I think) in the 1920s. This replaced the very original Chateau, which was a small rustic wood building. To qualify as "restaurant" guests we went in and had some coffee with requisite pastry and po purchased some sandwiches for later in the day.

    Back outside for first hike of the day, the Fairview overlook. Overlook always means "uphill" and this was all that. Uphill for maybe half a mile or so to a wooden platform that provided a great view if the lake and the Chateau. Just beautiful, red canoes on the lake, beautiful blue sky with clouds, Chateau planted at the foot of the lake....you really appreciate why this is a destination spot. I can't even imagine what a room costs here!

    After walking Auggie a bit, we all met the noon shuttle for Moraine Lake, about a 20 minute drive. Hopped off the bus and after checking in with a ranger headed "uphill" to get an overlook of this lake. It really was just a short hike up a large rockpile that gave us a breathtaking view of this stunning lake. The color was almost radiant, translucent, jewel like blue, again surrounded by rocky peaks, glacier, and streams. Wow, we sat in the sun (yes!), soaking in the view, the warmth and eating our sandwiches. Lots of picture taking!

    We split up again, K & S opting for a longer uphill hike, and Tom and I taking the flatter lakeshore trail. With all the various mountain peaks, the views changed all along the lakeshore. And with fluctuating clouds and sun, the lighting varied as well. I kept taking pictures thinking that the light was much better than the last shot! But they are all gorgeous pictures, you can't take a bad one st this lake!

    Caught our 4 pm shuttle to K &S dropped at the village to get their camper, and Tom and I back to Lake Louise to get the RV. We walked out for one last look at the lake, not sure if we would see it again, I hope so!! And as we drove away- a rainbow!

    Had about an hour drive to Banff Campground. It was interesting to see that this park had a number of animal under and over passes to minimize the accidents cause by the wildlife. I assume it makes a difference, very creative!

    What an awesome day! Thank you God for this blessing!
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    Linley Brinker-Harding

    Christmas card??

    8/28/19Reply
    Caroline Hansen

    Perfect pic!

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    Caroline Hansen

    Best pic of trip!

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  • Day7

    Castle to Chateau

    September 5, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    What a way to spend a Birthday, waking up in a Castle - the beautiful Banff Springs. We start the morning leisurely making our way from Banff to Lake Moraine. But not before everyone on the tour song happy Birthday 🥳.

    The surroundings are beautiful at the Lake so we sit and just take it all in. A few people are in canoes but we just sit on the bank in complete awe of Mother Nature - GORGEOUS

    Back on the coach and we head into the village of Bow River - and no, Ian Moss is not there singing.
    We take the time to get some lunch and wander through the handful of shops.

    Back on the coach and it’s the long 8 minute drive to Lake Louise. Beautiful surroundings and the Chateau is very grand. Standing in the foyer we see the lake through the window - WOW 😲

    We head outside and sit in the gardens to take it all in. Photos will never do justice to the magnificent place.

    Dinner is booked in the Fairview restaurant..... but before we’re able to relax and think about dinner we’re told there’s something organised for the Birthday girl.

    Executive Chef Jean-Francois gave mum (and Lachlan & I) the tour of his kitchens & banquet rooms. What a massive operation. Anywhere between 5,000 & 10,000 covers per day, plus 700 staff - now that’s a lot of mouths to feed.
    It’s an old Chateau which has fabulous old world charm. Magnificent

    What a day so far.... making memories.
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    Andrew From Eastlink

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIS, wishing you a teriffic day filled with fun and laughes. WOW waking up in a castle on your birthday, how many people have done that! Lake Louise and the chateau - it’s a glorious sight and you’re there taking it all in, just magnificent. “Happy Birthday To You La La La…..”

    9/5/19Reply
    Megan Sloan

    Happy birthday Grandma!! Love Hunter, Megan and Jayden xo

    9/6/19Reply
    Carolyn Arch

    Happy, Happy Birthday Maris!!! What a wonderful day you have had ... and in such magnificent places!!! And pride of place by the window at Lake Louise! You really can’t get better than that xxx

    9/6/19Reply
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  • Day20

    Rocky Mountains, unser Hightlight

    September 26, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 1 °C

    Bevor wir den Campingplatz verlassen besichtigen wir die Sutherland Wasserfälle. 👍
    Weiter geht die Fahrt nach Revelstoke, wo Geoffs Wohnmobiltür endlich repariert wird.🙈 Hinter Revelstoke fahren wir auf den Transcanada Highway in die Rockies.
    Zu unserem Glück verzogen sich die Wolken und wir hatten einen schönen Tag in den Rockies. 😎
    Unser persönliches Highlight war der Besuch in Lake Louise, da wir dort vor 39 Jahren auf unserer Hochzeitsreise waren. 😍❤️
    Fahren weiter nach Canmore, da hier die Campingplätze alle teuer und voll sind.
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    Franziska Schmitt

    Robert, erkläre mir mal das unterste Symbol auf dem Schild? Steff behauptet steif und fest, dass man dort kein Hanf anbauen darf!🤨🤔

    10/1/19Reply
    Robert Mommertz

    Fast. Da Dope rauchen hier legal ist. Heißt das tatsächlich hier kein Marihuana rauchen 😁👍

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  • Day9

    Lake Louise und Lake Moraine

    September 21, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Neuer Tag neues Glück. Früh morgens habe ich es nochmal probiert mit Lake Louise und Lake Moraine. Immerhin gab es einen Parkplatz an Lake Louise. Dort war ich zum Sonnenaufgang und bin dann denn Berg hochgewandert zum Tea House und Little Beehive (ca. 9km). Beim Tea House gab es direkt eine Heiße Schoki mit Marshmallows. Die Wanderung war super schön und das Highlight war die Aussicht beim Little Beehive.
    Danach stellte ich mich in die Schlange für den Shuttle Bus zum Lake Moraine. Das hat echt ewig gedauert und ich war kurz davor aufzugeben. Mit etwas Glück kam ich dann auch um halb 1 beim See an. Das Warten hat sich gelohnt, Lake Moraine ist ja mal sowas von hübsch. Nachdem ich den See bestaunt habe, machte ich noch eine nette Wanderung zum Sentimental Pass (10km mit fast 800hm). Laut Wandermap 4,5-5h Wanderzeit. Da ich meinen Shuttle-Bus erreichen musste, blieben mir 3,5h. Deshalb habe ich mich so beeilt, dass ich die Wanderung in 3h geschafft habe. Da blieb dann auch noch ein wenig Zeit für einen kleinen Spaziergang am Lakeshore.
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  • Day4

    Lake Louise

    July 6, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Arrivée au Château du Lake Louise sous des trombes d’eau. Puis éclaircie.

    On a réussi à se frayer un chemin au milieu d une horde de touristes asiatiques... 🍣 land !!!

    Le décor est somptueux.

    Et pour garder les bonnes habitudes, une bouteille dans un sceau plein de glaçons attendait bien gentiment dans la chambre.
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    Pascal Dumas

    Ça fait rêver et 🧳

    7/6/19Reply
    Cindy Coste

    Vous êtes rayonnants 😘

    7/7/19Reply
    Devaux Dumad

    Super 👍 ce lac presque irréel le premier cliché et on croise de splendides touristes rameurs !

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  • Day74

    Good Bye to Alberta & Canadian Rockies

    August 28, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 52 °F

    Headed back towards Lake Louise to catch Canada Hwy 1 to the west and drive through several of Canada's smaller national parks, Yoho, Glacier (Canadas version) and Mt. Revelstoke. Started with gray skies, and even a bit of rain!

    One of our first stops was to get a glimpse of one of the transportation solutions to living in the Rockies. All the railroads and vehicular roads are constantly dealing with mountainous grades, freezing snow and avalanches. To minimize grades by extending the rail line, the railroad company had spiral tunnels, two of them, that literally are big 360 degree spirals carved into the mountain. But as with spirals the elevation also changes. So you can literally see a train enter a tunnel, and reappear coming out of a tunnel above the tunnel it went into. And we did! We just happened to be at the overlook when a train entered the tunnel....and we saw it come out about the tunnel that it wad still going through. (If confused, I will try to show you picture when home) it just really wad kind of intriguing to see.

    Continued through Yoho to a rest area where we left our RV and jumped into the Hibbs truck camper to drive to Takakkaw Falls. Shared a ride because only vehicles under 24' were allowed on the road due to the really tight swithbacks. By now the weather had really started to clear up with bright blue skies and sunshine. The Falls were awesome. Not the gorge falls we have been viewing, but a big cascading drop.
    Nice short trail along the river, bridge crossing and short walk to the base. Beautiful, big, and powerful. Just a stream out of the cliff face. Lots of pics!

    Back down the hill and picked up our vehicle to move on to Emerald lake. Hibbs got there first and had us all pass on viewing the lake. It was so busy they couldn't find parking for the truck. We all felt we had seen the best of the lakes with our stops at Louise and Moraine that we didn't even mind....too much.

    Quick stop at Natural Bridge, which is pretty much that...a rock formation that has been carved by the river so that it actually forms a bridge. Pretty interesting, but again very crowded.

    Drove to the little town of Field and parked at the visitor center and made lunch. Enjoyed the quiet and the sun at a picnic table, and shared bits of lunch with the of magpies (?), I think!

    We all headed out towards Revelstoke, driving through Glacier National Park. Not alot of stops, but the drive is breathtaking. The mountains are huge, rocky and very vertical. Glaciers, bits of snow fields, and over a dozen snow/avalanche sheds built for protection. These passes through the Rockies are difficult to maintain, but imagine locating and building them!

    Another quick stop at Roger's Pass and their visitor center. Good topo models to help get a feel for the pass. One last stop at the Hemlock Grove, an old growth forest in a location that is essentially a temperate rainforest, similar to the Red Cedar one we visited a couple of weeks ago. Not sure I had seen a hemlock before, very flat needles.

    Finally pulled into Revelstoke, campsite was just on edge of town at nice little lake, Williamson Lake. Very family oriented, pretty small sites, and we are just beginning to feel a little summer weather. Cool evenings, so sleeping is great!
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    Cutest little family ever. Lollie!

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  • Day3

    Lakes

    August 18, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Lake Louise und Morraine Lake, beide schön, Morraine besser, imposanter, weniger Touris. Parkplätze ständig überfüllt, deshalb überwiegend mit Shuttlverkehr. Tolle Seen mit tollem Wasser, krasse Farben, tolle Landschaft. WowRead more

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