The Glacier View Inn
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... the plain of six glaciers before Thierry had to catch his coach back to Banff. We walked around the lake admiring the scenery and chatting. It was at this point that we saw the first runner. Insane. There was us in waterproof coats, hiking boots, gloves, hats and scarves and she just ran past in trainers and lycra. And she wasn't the first - we even saw some shorts. You crazy Canadians :)
... different to the mix.
And next on the drive was..... can you guess..... yes... another lake!! But this is the most renowned lake in the National Parks and named after Queen Victoria's daughter. Lake Louise has its own village and all kinds of hotels and shops as it is a massive attraction on its own. The whole place is lovely and the lake had several hikes and a teahouse on one of the mountain hikes. We of course stayed on lake level, we already ...
A more relaxing day today, but it was worth waking at 6:15am to get the dawn photo I shared in the last blog. We took a stroll around the expensive shops in the Chateau and Donkey got up to his tricks again.
We took a lovely walk as far as we could go around the lake, about 4kms round trip. The colour of ...
... to the ranger at the toll booth before we went into Kootenay National Park she said that the campground at Tunnel Mountain in Banff showed full on her records. We had thought before we heard that news that we would drive to Lake Louise, look around, eat, and then head to Banff and get a site for tonight. We sort of looked at each other and decided that rather than that plan, we would instead turn right and head directly for the Tunnel Mountain campground ...
... at finally being on our way in our new home for the next two weeks. A quick petrol stop and we were on our way to Lake Louise!
The drive was straightforward – large urban roads with moderate traffic gave way to more rural roads with increasingly impressive scenery. The road, although modest, is the main road north into Alberta (including Banff and Jasper) and on to Edmonton, but the traffic was light and fast-moving. The scenery, as Calgary ...