Sunshine Mountain Lodge
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... deer, elk adorn the walls. Sleds, skiis and ski poles sit atop the huge fireplace mantel. As we admired the huge stained glass chandeliers and windows about the dining room, while having breakfast this morning, a member of the wait staff told us the chandeliers were the ORIGINALS and that the dining room, except for its table and chairs, was in its original state of 90 YEARS AGO!! The same is true for the atmosphere of the adjoining bar, which is 80 years old!! My ...
... but followed the path around after sitting with our feet in the water for a while. Just as we were ready to turn back, we noticed some snow right next to us. We could see it on the mountain tops surrounding the lakes but thought it had all melted further down. Of course, we made a few snowballs each before walking back down towards Lake Louise.
On the way down, we followed a little chipmunk (another for the wildlife list) until we could see the lake again through ...
... sun shone on the spray, very pretty.
As we continued our journey we were surrounded the whole time by the majestic, snow-topped mountains. We learned that the Canadian Rockies are all layered, sedimentary rock which was, at one time, under the ocean. We drove along past The Endless Chain, at 17km it is the longest unbroken ridge line in the Canadian Rockies, named by Mary Schaffer who was an early artist, naturalist and explorer in this area.
Banff had a traditional country town feel. The locals and visitors were so friendly and helpful, and loved a chat. We enjoyed our time walking the main street and visiting the local shops. Standing in the centre of town you felt insignificant in comparison to the towering mountain ranges that surrounded it. Gracie was not feeling well today, a mixture of too many quick changes in altitude and constant travelling from place to place. She decided to have a ...
When we finally got on our way we went to Bubbling Springs. It was a small pool of water that bubbled occasionally due to air seeping through the rock underneath it. It wasn’t dramatic like a big geyser or something, it was very subtle and it seemed totally random. We sat there watching it for ages totally captivated, as the different concentric circles of water collided with each other making patterns on the surface of the pool. When we get home I’m having one of them in the garden!