Baker Creek Mountain Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBaker Creek Mountain Resort Lake Louise
Great chalet about 15 minutes out of Lake Louise but worth the drive. Spacious cabin with gas fireplace and Jacuzzi in the main room! Pleasant balcony with forest / mountain views. Café / restaurant was great - especially the mussels! No TV and poor reception so very relaxing .... even had time for a jigsaw and cards! Staff were very friendly and attention to detail amazing .... only downside was no ironing board and plenty of mozzies!
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Day 19 (Thursday): Leisurely brekkie before our (very) short drive to Lake Louise. Worth taking the Bow Valley Parkway as soon as you can (not well sign posted - take the Castle Mountain turnoff about 5km from Banff). Stumbled upon an eagle's nest (eerie) above the bridge between Highway 1 and Cradle Mountain which nobody else seemed to notice ... …
... looked so inviting to us this morning we made a decision to start hiking up the side of the lake and to make a decision as to how far we would go as we progressed. We went and bought lunch to take with us in case we were out all day. We started walking around 11.
It turned out to be a great decision, the scenery was gobsmackingly amazing. The snow was still soft like powder, it was such a novelty for us. We got to ...
... the glacier. This was great fun because the glacial ice was actually all covered in freshly fallen snow, so you felt like you were walking in an all white room.
Next we were transferred again into another transit bus to the Glacier Skywalk. This was situated in a section of the Iceways Parkway where they are doing rock blasting to widen the road so traffic is stopped for up to 30 minutes. The tour buses however are allowed in at any time if it's safe. This ...
... commanding them to stop and snap, barely pulling over for the massive RV's traveling on their bumpers. Seriously people...We were stuck in a traffic jam for 15 minutes because cars were stopped on the highway to take pictures of an elk eating some grass. (It was a pretty massive elk with a wicked rack on it). I guess I am lucky that I grew up in Northern Ontario and would see more wildlife in my backyard on any given day then I have seen ...
... big bull....got pretty close at one point!
We had quite a few bird feeders across the CEI site and this attracted a lot of birds, one day I managed to catch a picture of a Red Cardinal which is really rare in these parts of Canada, no one had ever seen one up there before so great to get a picture. We also get a lot of Blue Jays which are an amazing blue and quite a bit more common but still very beautiful and I really like them.