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North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise April 2nd 2015

After enjoying the rest of Highway 93 and finding some week end adventures to explore for later in the year I was trying to make my way to the Radium Hot Springs to complete the full length of Highway 93. I also wanted to enjoy Lake Louise the place I would be staying for the night and not just any place in Lake Louise, the Fairmont Chateau. I hesitated about whether or not I could do the 260km journey return and try and see some of the key landmark features on the way to the springs. It was around this time I saw a cop car out the corner of my eye. I suddenly thought I was in a 50 zone and I was going 90. I slammed on the breaks and slowed down to 50 ... read more
Another view of the Fairmont Chateau
Walking on Lake Louise
Wearing the Fairmont Chateau robe

North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise January 20th 2015

Bon bon bon. Comment ça se fait que je séjournes au Fairmont du Lac Louise me demandez-vous? Pour commencer, je vais parler de ma journée de ski au lac Louise. C'était complètement mongol! Dans le North Bowl, où il faut prendre un T bar au lieu d'un téléférique, assez getho je vous l'avoues! (Je ne savais pas c'était quoi un t bar avant hier, c'est assez n'importe quoi! Il faut que tu mette un truc en plastique entre les jambes et il y a un fil qui te tire jusqu'en haut de la montagne, si tu tombes, dépêche toi de te tasser, car l'autre personne arrivent assez vite! Surtout dans une mega pente!) bref, le côté sombre de la montagne qui fait peur a tout le monde (je comprends pas pourquoi il y a tellement de ... read more
Suite du Fairmont

North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise January 18th 2015

Récapitulatif de mon 2 semaines de voyage. Premièrement, je suis encore en vie!! Ce qui est une bonne chose! Je me considère pas comme une experte en ski, je suis super peureuse et j'hais m'aventurer dans des pistes trop dur pour moi. Mais sérieux, après 7 jours de ski dans les Rocheuses, je suis devenu une experte! C'est plate un peu car je n'ai pas pu skier dans des pistes entières de poudreuse car malheureusement on est pas tomber sur une tempête de neige infernale, mais j'ai quand même pu trouver des petits coins de neige encore vierge, la sensation est tellement magique! C'est doux pour les jambes, c'est incroyable! Je comprends comment certaines personnes peuvent devenir des chasseurs de poudreuse. En gros, pendant les 2 dernières semaines j'ai fais 3 montagnes: Panorama (2 jours), kicking ... read more

North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise December 27th 2014

We are having a relaxing day today enjoying a change of pace. Our hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the Chateau, so we headed down for a look at both the chateau and lake during day time. Again the view was incredible as the lake lays at the base where two mountains meet. After Ryan slipped down the small slope onto the frozen lake we went for a walk and took in all its beauty. It was very busy with tourist enjoying the scenery and skating rink on the ice. In the middle of the skating rink there is an ice sculpture of a castle which includes a throne for the king. After having a search around there, in the minus 15 degree weather, quite warm for this time of year we headed inside ... read more
The River
The River
Selfie-stick

North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise December 26th 2014

Boxing Day was going to be very different, no Boxing Day cricket or Sydney to Hobart race to watch. We were set for a second day on the mountain. This time with Ash and her friends on the real ski runs. We immediately head up the Lake Louise gondola to the peak of the mountain. A very daunting thought for the both of us. Our day skiing the runs can not be described as successful. We spend much time on our backsides sliding down the snow. However we did both enjoy the day but were relieved when we made it to the bottom with no major injuries. Ash and her friends were very patient with us. We stopped for lunch at a restaurant lodge in the middle of the mountain. It was a different experience to ... read more
Theresa going backward
Lunch
Theresa and Swifty

North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise December 25th 2014

We woke up to Ash jumping onto the bed and screaming Merry Christmas. Being on the other side of the world it was still nice waking up on Christmas Day to family. We then set of for s Christmas breakfast at the ski village, it was 8am and still pitch black. After breakfast we signed ourselves up for skiing lessons and hit the mountain. Our lesson went the whole day and was a great way to start skiing. By the end of the day, with a few accidents, we could both successfully ski to the bottom of the learners area. Even though we were not great it was such a nice view from the ski hill we didn't mind taking it slow. Many times both us and the instructor got distracted by the view. We headed ... read more
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North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise December 24th 2014

Hello everyone. We hope you had a great Christmas and boxing day and are enjoying a relaxing break. We have been extra busy during our time in the Rocky Mountains and haven't had time to update the blog. We will break the days into its own blog starting with this blog for the 24th December. There has also been a train derailment in Banff which has cut the phone lines to Lake Louise which has stopped us from updating the blog. Christmas EveWe woke up excited after our dinner and walk home in the snow. Again when we looked out the window we were hit with the beauty of the mountains. Everywhere you looked there was a snow peaked mountain lurking over the town. We started with breaks and planned our day; gondola ride, hot springs ... read more
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North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise June 27th 2014

Had a wonderful dinner last night at the Banffshire Club - very old worldly restaurant - typical of the era it was built! Breaky then up the Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff and then took the 364 steps up and down the board walk to get the highest view overlooking Banff and the Banff Springs Resort, just amazing - Mark had acclimatised to the altitude and made it all the way - so proud he did it!!! He was too!!! Then back down to Banff for lunch, had picked out a great little place before we left home, Bruno's Bar and Grill, great lunch with a couple of beers then headed through the rockies to Lake Maurine near the Ten Peaks - another amazing site! The lakes are just gorgeous turquoise color and so clear. Mark ... read more
LAKE MORAINE
SULPHUR MOUNTAIN BANFF
BANFF SPRINGS RESORT

North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise June 4th 2014

Soon after breakfast I made my way to the bus station to catch the greyhound to Lake Louise, it’s located next to the train station so I was lucky enough to be there when the Rocky Mountaineer arrived. I would have loved to catch this train but it is extortionate and just caters for the high-end market not the backpacker type. So instead of the train I boarded a packed Greyhound for the 45 minute ride to Lake Louise. The hostel there is the smartest one I’ve been in, it has a sauna! but also one of the most expensive, I had to bite the bullet as it’s the only one in Lake Louise and there isn’t much else to be honest except for the scenery and wildlife. After checking in I set off for what ... read more
The Rocky Mountaineer
Lake Louise
Lake Louise

North America » Canada » Alberta » Lake Louise May 14th 2014

This year was the 20th anniversary of the Ice Magic Festival. From around the world, ice sculptors compete to grace the foreground of the Chateau Lake Louise. Nature is the greatest competitor!... read more
Pine trees
Pipestone Creek
Wings of Victory




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