Banff Ptarmigan Inn
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Woke up and had breakfast at the Calgary Tower, then visited the gardens before driving to Banff.
On arrival in Banff we drove around looking for some where to camp out for the next 4 nights, we decided on the Banff Ptarmigan Inn on the main street. These guys were great as Alanna was able to sweet talk the desk clerk into upgrading us into a better room for the same price as a standard room. We were pretty knackered from driving all day (well …
... up the glacier. They had these special busses that were made to climb the icefields without any damage. Top speed is 14kmh but it had crazy torque. There we were able to walk around the glaciere and explore the field. I crouched down and drank the pure glacier water. Best in my life. There were a couple of little rivers of pure 1000 year old glaciere water. I would bottle every ounce of that water. I bet you ...
... glacier, trees. Breathtaking. We got up and dressed and with our cameras took photos, and walked to the other end of the lake to get a photo of the chateau with its reflections. A lot of people were doing the same thing.
We then went and bought a coffee and hot chocolate and a lovely gluten free muffin and sat by the lake to eat it. We couldn't get enough of the changing lights on ...
... played on his iPod! We decided to go for a bike ride around 5. We rode out to Sundance Canyon which was meant to be an easy ride! It was a 7km return trip. The last 1.6km was uphill!! The views were once again spectacular. Decided to have Thai takeaway for dinner. We've been missing our Thai food! Finished the night with some round robins of boxing, bowling and tennis thanks to Wii and a couple of games of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services