Sunshine Mountain Lodge
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... 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 ...
... of crushed ice. There were rivulets of ice-cold meltwater cascading down off it, which obviously had to be sampled – fresh and tasty, I’m pleased to report! We had about 20 mins on the glacier, within strict boundaries, to move around, take photos and soak in the sensation of being on a piece of ice that is thicker than the Eiffel Tower is tall. We even had a rather comedy moment trying to get a passer-by to take a photo of us doing a ...
... to a small beach part, facing the falls and decided to eat our picnic. It was very windy and a bit chilly, but then every few minutes a really warm breeze would come and send shivers down our bodies!
Once we had eaten, we carried on our walk up behind the Banff Springs Hotel. On the way we passed a cute restaurant called Waldhaus which looked like it served yummy food. Then on the path to get up to the hotel, we suddenly stood face to face with a deer! It was so cool. ...
... the peaks to build surveying cairns at the top. One of the cairns amongst the clouds was a really important one for a couple of reasons. First it marked the official border between the province of British Columbia and the province of Alberta. If the vagaries of history has ended up another way, it could have also been significant as the border between two countries - Canada and Britain, but that's another story. It's also significant for a geological reason. Three rivers issue from the ...
... for 11am, so we headed down and signed our lives away again. Anything that is slightly risky has a waiver form to be signed, even the sleigh ride. We watched the horses come around the lake, then we jumped on. It was really chilly outside today, somewhere around -5C. There were blankets to put across our knees, and we headed off.
About 100m into the 4km trek, Emma dropped her glove while trying to take a photo. This was ...