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Travel Blogs from Canmore
... will be -15C.
….When you walk outside and your nostrils freeze.
When you get powder snow in your face, while snowboarding, and it gives you frostbite.
Meeting a hockey player on the town pond in his jocks.
You get a tax break when your kids are playing a sport.
That we longed for New Zealand or Dutch cheese, even though they produce so much of it here.
There is a Tim Horton’s (or 2) in every ...
... had frozen over so while there was water flowing down, parts were getting frozen as it was coming down – so pretty!
We then commenced our drive into the Rocky Mountains. I don't think anything could have prepared me for this. Having done no research at all (very unlike me), I was completely surprised by the amazing beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
There was so much snow - everywhere you look there is snow! When did a quick stop at Rogers Pass, and the ...
... further away and there is different vegetation. Stopped at Johnston Canyon for the usual walk to both the lower and upper falls. This canyon was quite different to the others as it was more open, but still had some steep sides in places. The usual beautifully clear water and impressive falls and geographical features. Eventually rejoined the main highway just before Banff and drove up to Mt ...
... so lovely to be back in nature and is absolutely stunning scenery and views. In the afternoon we went for a small 7km hike to see a beautiful waterfall. Tonight we are staying at a very quant hostel at Rampart Creek which has solar electricity and water but no showers, in fact we don't have showers for another 2 days! But tonight we have solar broadband lol ... So tomorrow night we will truly be back to nature ...
Yippee a comfy bed, a dark room, and a peaceful location, does the trick, and Emma gets an amazing night's sleep. Everyone else sleeps well as normal.
We drive about 30 minutes to Banff; the weather looks a bit dull, so we think town is a good option. We have a stroll round the town and look in the souvenir and outdoorsy shops. A nice looking town with lots of shops and restaurants. We choose a place for lunch which does fondue, a favourite of ours, and we'd like Dylan ...