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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The next part of our trip took us to Calgary, Canada. We headed off to Banff within the Canadian Rockies....WOW! Banff is within the National Park and is a quaint snow town. There are great walks close to the town. Rick went on the Gondola (a sky car ride) over the mountains....which he said was fantastic. I went to the hot springs, it's a big pool …
... a hiking buddy! Hurrah! Turns out his name was Thierry and he was from Montreal, and lovely company he was too. So after a quick change into my hiking gear we headed off up the trail.
The snow was fairly deep by English standards (definitely not by Canadian though I'm sure) and some parts of the trail were quite steep so it wasn't the easiest thing to walk in but ...
Caught the tour bus for our tour/journey to Lake Louise at 8:30 am after getting a coffee. Our driver/guide today was Dustin. Our first stop was at Athabasca Falls and these were great, lots of water and great surroundings.
Next stop was the major attraction for the day, the Athabasca Glacier Adventure, where we boarded specially designed buses that were able to drive onto the glacier. The buses have 5 foot tyres with low psi, designed to have a minimum ...
... of rest and enjoying the views, we headed down and the hike down took us only about 1.5 hours. Then we observed the ground squirrels for a bit, but most of them were hiding already. Finally, we returned to the parking lot and drove to our next destination.
The second destination of the day was Moraine Lake, another glacially-fed lake near Lake Louise. It is surrounded by ten tall mountain ...
... 4 of us went straight to the Coffee shop and had a lovely coffee. More exploring of the shops, then 1300 came along, so time for lunch down in a nice mall food court, then a bit more of a look around town, then to an Indian museum, and how hard it must have been for them to survive especially when they get 8 months of snow, and bitterly cold winters. Back to the Fairmont Banff Hotel at 1530, a walk around for a while, then i ...