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Travel Blogs from Dead Man's Flats
The road ended high above the town of Canmore, at a dammed lake,
with a rather precarious drive down to the main road. Our lodging was
at a condo complex in the town of Dead Man's Flats, a couple miles east
of Canmore. It was probably the nicest unit in which we stayed.
For dinner we had pre-booked the "Oh Canada, Eh!" show …
- 10 mins from Canmore
- outdoor hot tub
- underground heated parking
- cheaper than Canmore (and in a suite)
... stores, avoided a torrential mid-afternoon downpour, and had vegetarian nachos at a restaurant called Nourish. This was a first for me, however it had been highly recommended to Mel by her friend Jaimey and was one of her must do’s on this tour. Surprising the meal was pretty good and the combination of BBQ sauce, fresh strawberries, mandarin, very hot banana peppers, ...
... by two grand mountain ranges. Purcell Mountains to the west and the Rockies to the east. By taking this western approach we have bypassed Calgary and all the larger cities. We crossed Canal Flats the source of the Columbia river which eventually empties into the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Oregon, a journey of 1,225 miles. We also plan on seeing that Columbia River again in Astoria sometime in early September after our visit with Gus ...
... In comparison, the lake lacked the color of Moraine Lake. The mountains in the distance were beautiful and provided a great back drop, but over all it was less impressive. We took the obligatory photos and made our way back to the car.
Our next destination was the town of Banff. I had been warned that it is a unique town, but not really a great destination. The setting in the mountains is pretty and it's easy to see how people are drawn here and have been ...