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We headed east to Canmore, which is a lot less touristy than Banff but still a lovely town surrounded by mountains. We got some accommodation sorted then went for a drive south to Kananaskis Country, which amazed us. A Canadian friend had recommended that we visit the area but we were blown away by how green the area was - along with similar …
... oceans. It was amazing.
We wondered around Canmore for a little while, which was our
first ‘mountain town’. It had a
really cute little downtown with lots of small stores and restaurants. Some of the buildings/houses had snow
on the roofs, so we were a little nervous about how cold the camping might be
that night. ...
... enough of shopping lists and supermarkets yourselves. However although travelling is fantastic and I would recommend it, there are times when there is not a lot going on and what one bought at the shops can seem rather interesting ;-)
Canada is like Scotland......it gets dark late and light early in the summer. Going to bed which was finally around midnight it was still quite light and surprisingly warm and I had high hopes for a cosy nights sleep. However in ...
... is the patriotism, there are Canadian flags everywhere! I tried to get some photos with the flag in the foreground and the mountains behind but the lighting and wind wouldn't cooperate, I must try again tomorrow!
Tonight we went to the hot springs, the pool was 39 degrees - completely naturally heated. Because of the warmth of the earth, the water that comes down from the mountains is really hot. Desiree ...
... drives in the world and I can definitely believe it. Even on a cloudy day the scenery was
breathtaking. I have to admit to being a little chilly even in my fur coat – having just come from the warmth of Hawaii it was tough to get used to seeing snow (and being snowed on!). We didn’t stop much on the drive up since we wanted to make sure we got to the Columbia Icefield in plenty of time.
When we arrived it looked like ...