Travel Blogs from Lake Louise
On Sunday I had decided to make the most of my 2 nights off this week by hiring a car and doing a drive to Moraine Lake. I spoke to Susanna who was interested in coming along and Adam invited his roommates Kylie and Jenni who are both Aussies. So it was set that we would have 5 people for an afternoon cruising around the Canadian Rockies!
We left Jasper and went to Five Lakes for a small hike that we were told about by an Italian we had picked up hitch hiking the day before. Was a stunning and easy hike. From there we went to Columbia Icefields and Jean Marc did the Wilcox pass hike while I was lazy. Stayed at the gorgeous Num Ti Jah Lodge. No tvs, no phones, just amazing view of Bow Lake.
We managed to see Lake Louise, which is beautiful and if you walk for more than 20 minutes you can get away from the older and lardier tourists. There were two other lakes higher up which were also well worth the hike. But by the time we got to Banff I was feeling a bit grotty, so Gabrielle went on a couple walks around town on her ownsome and I …
We stayed at the Num-ti Jah (Pine Martin in First Nation) lodge, about halfway down the impressive Icefield Parkway road between Jasper and Banff. The hotel is right on the edge of Bow Lake, which had a great walking trail around the lake and on to a glacial waterfall. On our way to the lodge, we stopped off at Edith Caval lake, where we actually …
Morning at Moraine Lake then up the Icefields Park Way to the Saskatchewan River Crossing for the night, traveling via Bow Lake, Num-ti-ja Lodge and Payto Lake.
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Free parking