Banff Ptarmigan Inn
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Great rooms, comfortable beds, clean, great full breakfast included. Only thing possible negative about the room was there was no air conditioning, but we were here the end of June and were using heat, not air conditioning, anyway.
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We arrived in Banff following Becca's sat nave until it sent us a roundabout way, so bec took over and we found our nice big hotel with a double double room. As soon as we dumped our bags and used the facilities (bec nearly getting locked in the toilet... Haha!) we ventured out for Tat (sooooooo many amazing tat shops.... Yes it's touristville but …
... in elevation) it was pretty hard going. Many rest stops were taken including one at the Stutfield Glacier and another at Tangle Falls.
After passing the Columbia Icefields, glacial skywalk and information centre, I made camp in a parks campground. It had been big day. I'd arrived at camp at 6:30 pm having cycled over 100 km. Hubert, who struggles with hills, didn't arrive until near 8 pm. That night I layered up ...
So we are moving through the Rockies, more beautiful views, more changes in scenery. More photo stops, more clicks of the shutter! Castle rock is a dominant feature on the outskirts of Banff. We had a view of it from the train on the way in but even better view going out by road. A morning stop at Lake Moraine showed a lovely lake nestled between the snow clad mountains. Very popular with canoeists. But the clouds are rolling in and the weather is a little ...
... at the snowy pine trees. It was very pretty. I wanted to go on a hike up to Lake Louise but was feeling a bit nervous about going on my own in the snow with a bit of a fuzzy head. And bears. I did need to buy a hat though so I took a stroll down the road to the tiny shopping centre. The very short walk there was just gorgeous in the snow A little river, red cabins, snowy pine trees and mountains all around. Incredible. But I hadn't seen anything yet.
... van and headed out on the road. AJ and BJ watched eagerly out the window as they drove along. The tall city buildings soon gave way to grassy fields as they drove along the highway. "I heard Nicky tell the Daddy that we are going to somewhere called Banff," said AJ. "Banff," said BJ, "I wonder what Banff is?" "No idea, we will have to wait and see." They had been driving along for awhile when they overheard the one Jim point to some big trucks up ahead. 'That's ...