Banff Aspen Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Good place to stay, great staff!
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... hike 4 or 5 times this trip but it just never gets old. And I think I found my favorite time…noon. I went up at noon and the sun was only on a sliver of the water but as I wandered around the sun moved across almost the whole lake offering the most beautiful colors and contrast yet! So many things can affect the colors so it is all trial and error to see when the best time is and also the time of year will affect this as the location of the ...
Next day we woke up really soon and packed our wet tent and wet clothes into our wet backpacks. We had 16 kms ahead. We went to near Giant Steps (waterfalls) and then 4 kms to Lake Anette, where we had a quick breakfast. The trail through Paradise valley was not so hilly anymore, we expected some wildlife encounter, because on this trail the reccomendations were to hike in bigger groups due to presence of Grizzly bears. ...
We had prepaid for this on the Ultimate Explorer ($39.99 just for the gondola) We knew we were heading up into the cloud but took our luck rather than waiting and seeing. You can walk up a 5.5 km path along many switchbacks (hairpins) which takes about 2 hours but we thought we might consider just walking down. It is quite impressive with the seven mountains surrounding Banff. At the top the sun was shining on various snow capped peaks but the clouds soon closed in, ...
... showed us the ground & the change rooms which are all very classy & spacious - obviously plenty of money in this game here. Drove west into the Rockies & were surprised again how they rise straight up out of the plains & look so amazing - like they've been pushed up by hand, one on top of the other - I love it! Headed straight to Lake Louise where we spent the "real" turn of the century New Year from 2000 - 2001 & it was just great to be there again ...
... tenderloin, fish, vegetables every which way, maple syrup pudding and creme brûlée with appropriate lashings of drinks and tea and coffee. Another two hours of over indulgence but it was sooooo good. We were pinching and punching ourselves all day because it was the first of the month.....and because we really needed to affirm that this was "real" and we weren't dreaming. It had only been a short visit but I don't think we will ever forget ...