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We are very lucky to be staying in the Fairmont Banff Springs a castle of a hotel built in the middle of the Banff National Park. I will try to take some photos from around the hotel in a separate blog. Banff itself is very Swiss looking and is buzzing with tourists, heaps of AUSTRALIANS in fact the only other Kiwi couple in our group is the photo in my previous blog of Brenda and Neil from Hamilton. We went on a Sightseeing tour of Banff and the surrounding area, later joinging our optional activity the Gondola Ride up Sulphur Mountain which is 2,281m above sea level. There was an great view of the Canadian Rodky Mountains. There had been a 3ft snow fall only the 1 week previously so there was a lot of snow ... read more
Barbara with Bear
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View from bridge

North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park » Bow Lake September 19th 2006

. Ok, so we have been looking at the weather forecast—and today is supposed to be rainy… But, the last 2 days have started off overcast and then brightened up in the afternoon… So, we are keeping our fingers crossed that today is a good day as we have a lot of miles to cover!! Although, with the first glimpse out our window this morning—things don’t look to promising! Statistics Starting Destination: Bow Lake, Alberta, Canada Ending Destination: Bow Lake, Alberta, Canada Ending Destination GPS: N: 51° 40.702’ W: 116° 28.019’ Elev: 6420’ Miles Driven: 249 Miles Hiked: Approx. 1 mile Vertical Elevation Change: 98 feet (30 meters), not counting the stairs to the restaurant! Inappropriate Foot ware Update: Seen being worn on the Glacier—Teva’s (without sox) The Icefields Parkwa... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Banff National Park » Bow Lake September 18th 2006

. This morning we were nice and toasty warm, our hotel room even had a gas fireplace and a balcony. Both were put to good use as we turned on the fireplace while we opened the door to the balcony and handed out all the luggage over the railing, into the parking lot and directly on to the truck. I am sure this is not what it was all designed for, but we put it to good use!! Today we are setting our sights on Lake Louise. Statistics Starting Destination: Canmore, Alberta, Canada Ending Destination: Bow Lake, Alberta, Canada Ending Destination GPS: N: 51° 40.702’ W: 116° 28.019’ Elev: 6420’ Miles Driven: 132.4 Miles Hiked: Approx. 10.6 miles Vertical Elevation Change: 1328 feet (406 meters) Most puzzling sight: Mr. & Mrs. Texas in their cowboy boots ... read more




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