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Travel Blogs from Canmore
... having been told not to bother with the bear spray ( " by the time you get it out and pull the cap off the bear is probably on top of you") we went in search of bear bells, only to be told " everyone knows not to use bear bells they are a tourist gimmick and attract the bears attention"- great so what do we do now??? We wanted to hike to the summit of Sulphur Mountain which is also home to Banff Gondala, so we figured it would be a busy trail and if ...
... and the entire town of Banff and the surrounding area was in the dark. Great—Can this get much worse??? So now we are using our 12-volt power from the RV battery. Thankfully our refrigerator and heat is on propane so at least we do have heat. It’s about 42 degrees outside!!! We had radio to listen to, but that’s all. No TV, no DVR. We brought out our books that we had bought at the library the day ...
... the gondola line to head down. Apparently the ride down was free because no one checked for tickets. Totally worth it...The rest of the day was spent exploring the bustling downtown of Banff which confirmed why we stayed in Canmore in the first place. It was fun to visit during the day but Canmore was a much more cute and quaint town. We took full advantage of our kitchen and cooked ...
... Last hour of my journey was definitely the longest. It was at night so I could see we wereheaded further into the mountains but not very well. Most peoplewere headed to VAncouver so trying to get rest for the long(ish) journey ahead, I was still swinging on my seat trying to get a better idea of where we were going SO excited to see the NAtional PArk sign for the first time. Got off, weird start, loads of drunk American's , street I walked down ...
Banff is a lovely town and we are excited to explore. Our first stop is the Whyte Museum where we see a terrific wildlife exhibition, including the history of a brilliant invention - an natural animal bridge for wildlife to safely cross the highways. It both minimizes human-caused accidents and provides a safe crossing for many types of animals. The museum also has a wonderful archive of photos and artifacts of the people that first came to the wilds of the Canadian Rockies. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center