Mount Royal Hotel
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This took us up onto the Athabasca Glacier, going up and down inclines of 30%!
The glacier is purported to be over 200 feet thick.
It was all very interesting but the snow was coming down quite heavy so we took a few quick photos before heading back to the warmth and comfort of our own coach.
... Bear Street. There we had some of the best gourmet pizza that we have ever had. Very light. The really different trick that they had was to serve their pizza with both a container of honey and a container of hot pepper oil. The idea was to put a little of each on a plate and dip your pizza much as Italian restaurants do with seasoned olive oil and herbs with their bread. I can't tell you how very good this was! Yum!
From the restaurant we did a ...
Lake Louise (03/08)
After having queued for 25 minutes to get fuel we drove to Lake Louise opting for the scenic but slower Bow Valley Parkway route in the hope of following on from yesterdays wildlife success. Within 500m we came across another Big-Horned Sheep and were instantly pleased with our route choice. As it happened it was the only wildlife we saw on the whole drive, but we did come across an Alpine meadow filled with purple flowers (much more flowers than the ...
... becomes spectacular as we head closer to the ski resort towns of lake Louise and Banff. The temperature is still up there as we head into town and it's nice to reach the hotel with the promise of a cool shower and dinner. Hmmm dinner.....trying to find a restaurant in Lake Louise proves to be a difficult affair but we finally find one that has something other than burgers and fries on the menu. They're big on salad as a starter here which is not ...
After all that excitement, we had to have a quiet day. A dip in the hot springs, a trip up the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for lunch and beavertails for dinner. Yummm... Beavertails. Don't worry, it's not really tails of beavers, just a delicious pastry treat.
The following day was pretty quiet as well, we went shopping for a gift, went on a little trail just outside of town and had a ...