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Published: June 29th 2019
After golf Wednesday, we had dinner reservations at the Post Hotel for dinner. We were sitting out by the lake next to a fire pit and one of the people there raved about the dinner they had at the Post Hotel right in the little town of Lake Louise. So we gave it a try. He wasn't kidding. The Post Hotel is very north woodsy with wooden beams and fireplaces. The meal and service were the best we had on the trip. Heather even tried bison loin for dinner!
The next morning, Jan wasn't feeling very well so we hung around the hotel until later in the afternoon. Brett and Katie rented a canoe and went all over Lake Louise and said it was a bit cool, but wonderful. Later in the afternoon we decided to drive to Peyto Lake about 30 miles north. A friend recommended that we go there because it's a beautiful place. As we were driving there, we saw snow on the ground. We were climbing in elevation and the weather report did call for snow above 6,500 ft. (Lake Louise's elevation is around 5,200 ft.) Peyto Lake's elevation is 7,200 ft. and they
had about 6" of snow on the ground there.
Unfortunately it was very foggy/cloudy up there and it definitely obscured what you could tell was a gorgeous view. So we took some photos and played a little with the snow up at the lookout. Amazing to have 70's two days before and 6" of snow now. We headed back toward the Fairmont but first stopped at another lake along the highway, Bow Lake. After we left Bow Lake, Heather spotted 2 Black Bears on the far side of the highway. We pulled over and she was able to get a couple photos of them. We've now seen both Grizzly Bears and Black Bears. We also saw an Elk on the trip from Calgary to Lake Louise.
Another friend highly recommended that we get to see Moraine Lake, near Lake Louise, while we were there. We drove by it every day, but it was so popular that the parking lot was always filled and the road to it was closed. Since it was around 6:00 PM now, we thought we might be able to go to it when we got back. But on the way,
Bobby's terrible two's started acting up again, so Brett and Katie asked us to bring them to the hotel where they were going to order room service for dinner. After dropping them off, Heather and I decided to give Moraine Lake one more try.
Hurray, the road was open when we got there. It's a 7 mile drive from the intersection to the lake. My friend was absolutely right. Moraine Lake is just beautiful, too. There's also a lodge there that looks wonderful. Heather took a couple photos and she and I walked around a bit enjoying the views.
Since Jan was still not feeling well, she said she would order dinner from room service, too. That left Heather and I to go to dinner. She suggested the Swiss/German restaurant at the Fairmont, called the Walliser Stube. Wow, another fantastic meal including craft cocktails. Tomorrow is our departure day, sorry to say.
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