Travel Blogs from Banff
... Minne-wonka, but obviously it results in much hilarity for a number of other nationalities, including us Brits, who obviously pronounce it as spelt. After the obligatory s******s, we purchased a ticket for the 1pm cruise and killed some time beforehand doing a short walk along the extremely beautiful shoreline.
Our 1pm slot rolled around so we boarded the boat and managed to wangle the bed seats out the back, which ...
Our second time here, parked in Tunnel Mtn. Campground inside of Banff National Park.
Liked our site last time better, as it faced the mountains - this time, they were behind us, and we would have had to go into the road to see them, but still, a beautiful place to be.
Spent some time in the town centre of Banff on our first day, and on our second day we drove along Bow River Parkway (1A) to Lake Louise Ski Area, where we ...
... is a really cool invention: Wildlife crossings. They're basically bridges, but with grass and trees on top rather than a road or footpath, and serve the purpose of allowing bears, wolves, deer and other wildlife to cross without having to risk the high-speed roads. Apparently, since their implementation 15 years ago, the amount of wildlife hit on roads has dropped significantly. Oh, and they look awesome.
Another hour of driving and we'd reached our destination. ...
Scenery, scenery, scenery!
Waterfall and river with mountain backdrop.
Banff reminded me of pictures of a Swiss town with mountain backdrop.
Saw my first chipmunk flash by (but no raccoon!)
Eating breakfast with an outlook over Banff to the mountains.
An Indian (First Nation) museum - really good, Brendan even better than the Smithsonian Indian.
Mule deer right next to the main street.
Big Horn sheep (3 ...
... to banff after work with some friends and I'm gonna buy a bunch of things I didn't realize I would need, like elastic head bands to hold ALL my hair in because you can't have ANY of it showing! Also the hats are so small I can barely fit them on my head even at their loosest! I am so tired, but so happy to be doing this. I've met some awesome people and even ran into people I didn't expect to see here! Also I've got one of those ...