Silver Creek Lodge
Travel Blogs from Canmore
... could have definitely skipped the cereal. After we rolled ourselves out and got ready for our hike to Ball Pass.
Ball Pass is a 5 mile each way hike, and is described as moderate in difficulty except for the last 1.5 miles which ends up at the Continental Divide on the border of British Columbia, which was rated as difficult. So, we headed out about ...
... drive. Fairly confusing to work out geomorphology of rivers & glaciers from names though – features named by surveyors who didn’t match up correct rivers to their sources….eg Athabasca glacier feeds into Sunwapta River - cool to see where waters started from in the river we kayaked the day before.
Stopped for dinner at Lake Louise, then drove the slow way to Banff ...
... in a solar hotspot!! The town was bursting with visitors all in expectation of Monday's festival marking the national holiday. Later, we laundered our clothing and after gathering good news at the Tourist Info Office we retreated to the YH, close by to the campsite. The good news: The Trans Canada is open all the way to Calgary albeit with many road workings and inevitable delays. Central Calgary still has many ...
... and it would be unsafe (and silly due to our footwear) to continue. We did however see lots of squirrels, some deer and other hikers.
# 4 Knock knock. Housekeeping?
My first day of work was Sunday 12th of May. Sundays are typically busy for checkouts at the end of the weekend. Essentially I'm learning how to properly service and clean a chalet: that is, cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, remaking beds with fresh sheets, vacuuming, ...
... to seeing how they do their instruction. The program information makes it look very progressive - starting easy and then building to more complex things.
I am very curious about who my other 7 team mates will be for this course - how old are they, are they my age? How fit are they? The program indicates that no prior mountaineering experience is needed, but you do need ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking