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Canada 2015: Lake Louise to Banff, AB

Banff sunset from our hotel room.

Fog hung over Lake Louise as we braved the chilly morning and walked the trail along the lake, hoping to see some wildlife. Nothing, not even a bird. Back at the hotel, an excited man ran past us shouting, “Grizzly.” We learned later that he had indeed seen a grizzly and the hotel staff had ushered everyone on the walking path back to the hotel grounds. We had missed the sighting by minutes.

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Canada 2015: Lake Louise

Fencing to protect drivers and wildlife.

A friend who is a frequent visitor to Canada, especially in August to escape the Texas heat, recommended the spiral tunnels as a must-see, so on our third day in Lake Louise we drove to Yoho National Park, BC. “Yoho” in the Cree language is an expression of awe and wonder. Continue reading

Canada 2015: Lake Louise, AB

Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station

We had a lot on our agenda for day two in Lake Louise, so we were on the road early, driving to the Banff Gondola for a cableway ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. As far as picture taking went, I was a bit concerned about the overcast morning, but we were really after the experience more than a photo op. Michael, from the Rocky Mountaineer crew, had suggested that we take the gondola ride, so we had squeezed this event into our original schedule, which made the day a bit hectic but well worth the adventure. Continue reading