Spruce Grove Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSpruce Grove Inn Banff
There are better places, confusing room layout no fridge or anything comfortable for Aussies. Too far away from town.
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... br> Now 13 miles on flat land is way different then climbing up the side of
a mountain with switchbacks, valleys and rocks to climb over. We gathered our
equipment, (less the bear spray)(it cost to much) beside I put raw meat in
Kimmies backpack. Hit the trail at
9AM and started our journey. We hefted our petite behinds up the side of this
mountain where you could not walk side by side because it was a shear cliff on
... Bow River Bridge and upwards towards the Fairmont Hotel which was in the direction of Bow Falls. Rally pretty area and the golf course wasn't too far away. It dint see it, More steps but again well worth the effort. I had a town map so worked my way back towards the bridge but coming across a bull elk on the way and passing a few horse drawn carriage rides. on the other side of the bridge was a souvenir shop of Indian crafts and other commercially made souvenirs and then ...
We started with a wonderful breakfast buffet and even better view this morning in The Primrose restaurant. From there we walked uphill about a quarter of a mile to The Banff Gondola on Sulphur Mountain. The mountain is named for a man that hiked up to check the weather every day, even when he was 84. At 64, I am damn glad there was an alternative to the hike. We went at the right time as on the way down a storm rolled in and now out the front of ...
... looking around town before getting back on the bus. Rather than taking the direct route back to our campground, we took it through town and up to the Banff Springs Hotel and then back through town and to the campground. It was quite a nice ride and we were thrilled that we weren't battling The Big Muf through the traffic which was very busy since this is a weekend. We are now back "home" in camp and plan to sit outside and enjoy our evening and the fantastic views! ...
... So we respectfully declined and headed off back into town to go up the Banff Gondola instead, spotting a bighorn sheep and her lamb en route.
It was late afternoon when we arrived at the Gondola so we thought this would be a good time to head up and watch the sun start to set over Banff town. We raced up the mountain in no time at all and set out on the short boardwalk trail at the top that offers panoramic views of Banff ...