Lake Louise and Banff   1 comment

The drive from Calgary to Lake Louise is one of the most picturesque drives ever.

Even the animal crossing bridges are beautiful. Some on our bus did see a bear that had just come down the hill of the crossing and ran up into the woods.

Lake Louise is the closest I’ve ever been to a glacier, which can be seen behind Bill and I just over the Lake.

If you have a few extra bucks to spare, you could stay at the Chateau Lake Louise for about $500/night.

In inside of the hotel is exquisite with its beautiful chandeliers and eloquent hallways.

Not to mention their beautiful stained glass windows overlooking Lake Louise.

We had lunch at the Lake Louise Gondola and took a ride up to the top of the mountain on the gondola.

What a beautiful view from the top. You can see Lake Louise off in a distance.

Bill actually saw a few grizzlies from the chairlift on his way back down the mountain!

We spent a few hours shopping in Banff.

Saw the Banff Hotel.

Stopped at the Bow River Falls. What a view from the top. The Bow Valley is a view of the face of Mount Rundle towering over the cool waters of the Bow River, which originates about 70 miles north from this point at the Bow Glacier. The U-shaped valley and striking peaks were left in the wake of retreating glaciers over 10,000 years ago. Glaciers are responsible for depositing the calcium-rich sediments that have cemented to form this ridge. Constant erosion by wind and water has created the landscape that is here today, including the Hoodoos.

This is probably the prettiest day we have touring while at the Calgary Stampede.


Posted July 25, 2012 by carolnbill in Adventure Caravans, RV, Travel

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  1. Absolutely breathtaking Photos

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