The Juniper Hotel
Travel Blogs from Banff
Nice, if long, day today. Got up at a decent time and while Dan and Jessica had showers, Jarod and I went for a swim. Fun!
Breakfast was good and before leaving Jasper we went on a walkabout searching for another cache. On the way to Banff we stopped to see some quicksand (neat!) and tok the Excursion to see the Athabasca Glacier at the …
... Last stop for the day is Moraine lake near Lake Louise. This is our swimming spots for the day, again it was freezing cold but maybe not the coldest one of the week. After our swim we climbed to the top of the lookout for some more amazing photos. The water here has a beautiful blue colour to it. Dinner tonight was provided for us by the hostel, Chicken parmas. after dinner we went into town and had a wander of the shops, trying to decide what we wanted to buy ...
After arriving in Banff last night and getting a taste of how pretty the town is and also how busy and loaded with tourists it is we decided to rise at 7am to see the town in the morning light and to also beat the hoardes onto the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. We hastily fed ourselves from the selections at the free breakfast at the hostel. We had juice, toast and pancakes. Always good when you can gorge on a free breaky to setup your day. I think they cry when they see how much I ...
... to stop and admire the mighty Kicking Horse River and to appreciate the power and volume of water that passes through this area. Before taking photos we whipped up our usual bagel lunch extraordinare and enjoyed the views. We headed over to the viewpoints and interpretive displays to take the textbook photos just in time because within 10 minutes there were three people crawling all over the natural bridge and spoiling the experience for others. There were signs clearly ...
... was cleared it had caused such train traffic congestion that we ended up not getting to our hotel until 10.15 - over 3 hours late, so missed our appointed dinner reservations. The crew on the train were wonderful though, making a lovely soup etc. Our luggage of course did beat us to the hotel. Very tiring day though and have to be up for the helicopter in the ...
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