Banff Gate Mountain Resort
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... frozen over so not sure of their depth. Backdrop scenery to the lakes was again gorgeous.
By now we have covered most of the sights in Banff – probably would like to walk a few more trails but time is always tight when on holidays. Before dinner I went for my last walk around Banff – it is very pretty and at every turn is fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Dinner tonight was at ...
... We then went to view Lower Bankhead – an old mining town which got shifted years ago. From there we drove the Tunnel Mountain Road which had fantastic views at Hoodoos Viewpoint. A Hoodoo is a strangely shaped rock structure formed over millions of years from the weather. However, the views were astounding and check out the red chairs!!! At the end of this road is 'Surprise Corner' which has views of the Banff Fairmont Banff Springs, the Bow ...
... paint spots and rock towers. The going was quite challenging. Flo, our German mountain man, had no problem running along the rocks, but Bruce and I were a bit more cautious. It was quite beautiful, the view, we could see down a row of pointy mountains and green forests. We were high above Norquay ski area and the town of Banff. We could see for miles, and what we saw was gorgeous mountains surrendering to dark grey clouds.
The further we went along the rocks the ...
... up - in a house which was surrounded by the family's 21 (!) cornfields and a couple other farms. The school was about a 10 minutes drive away and the next bigger town about half an hour, which is not too bad considering that the farms and fields here are really massive. On the drive it was basically just the Highway, some cars, and then fields until you could see the horizon. Very different from what I'm used to, but it was really pretty. Jenna showed me a bit around and ...
... end to our perfect big lake day.
We celebrated our triumphant day polishing off 3 burgers between us at a lively diner in the hamlet of Lake Louise. And by the time we returned to Banff, the sun was setting spectacularly on the mountains behind our lodge.
Well, I warned you to be prepared for some seriously beautiful lakes... and I hope we delivered!