Our time in Banff was well spent.
First stop was the lift up Sulphur Mountain to enjoy the splendid views of a magnificently beautiful area.
In spite of the cloudy weather the view from the top was splendid.
We were camped in the center of the photo behind the small mountain.
At the top - our gang posed for a group photo.
Our next stop back down the hill was the Banff Springs Hotel.
Built in the late 19th and early 20th century and like many of the great American park lodges,
the BSH was built by the railroad in order to spur passenger traffic on their line.
It was stunning inside and out.
Visting some of the shops we enjoyed many wonderful art works.
These two carvings caught my eye.
The above is carved from Moose Antlers
Below is a carving of two male Big Horn Sheep… carved from a Big Horn Sheep Horn.
After visiting the Inn, we then headed down to the Bow River.
You can see a kayak that had just put into the water.
Next it was a late lunch (Fondue) and then back to the campground to visit with some other local friends.
These little guys always entertain the Doodles.
Our Memorial Day weekend was now over and it was time to say goodbye to Pat & Rob as it was time to resume our journey North.
Today we drove 170 miles further North to Jasper, Alberta.
This however will be Tomorrows post.
The ride to Jasper on the Icefield Parkway was one of the most beautiful and amazing journeys I’ve ever taken
It needs to be covered when I have better internet and more time to give it the justice that it deserves.
Stay tuned for an incredible ride!