Horse riding through the Rockies
Trip Start Oct 20, 2004
45Trip End Feb 25, 2006
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Upon arrival in Banff at 8.45am, I decided to do some exploring and discovered two main shockers:
1) no TD Bank and
2) no Tim Hortons!!
I'm not sure how I'll survive but at least there's loads of chocolate shops.
Other Banff facts:
1) they have bear-proof bins on the high street - double yikes
2) all the streets are named after animals, Squirrel Street, Caribou Street, Wolf Street, etc
3) there is a tourist spot called Minnewanka Lake
4) Banff is so small you can walk around the whole town. There is one bus route which runs through the main street, Banff Avenue, but that is laughable.
Today I went horse riding near the Bow River, there were some stunning views of the mountains and lakes and the smell of pine trees everywhere.
My horse was unusual as he was a pale red colour, hence the name Strawberry. We rode Western style, reins in one hand, no hard hat, and I have now been bitten by tons of mosquitos!
Afterwards I went to see Wedding Crashers, it's v funny!
Will write more when I have time!