A day in the Rockies
Trip Start Jul 06, 2008
69Trip End Oct 11, 2008
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We then took the Bow River Parkway towards Banff. We stopped a couple of times to admire various features. One was Castle Rock which is spectacular, along with Storm Mountain. We stopped at Johnson's Canyon.This comprises a 2.7 km walk up along a river coming down the mountain to see some spectacular falls. It took us about 45 minutes to reach the Upper falls which were great but exhausting. The return journey only took us 35 minutes walking downhill!! However, the scenery was spectacular.
We then drove into Banff. This is a very pretty little town surounded by mountains ans ski fields. There are heaps of souvenir shopsetc, however, the architecture is attractive with many wooden chalet type buildings and some Tudor style shops and hotels. We spent a pleasant couple of hours there trawling the shops.
We drove back along the main highway to Lake Louise. This only took about 45 minutes. A pleasant though very active day!! Tomorrow we move on to Jasper along the Icefields Highway and hope to go out onto the glaciers.
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