We have another busy day ahead of us. We are travelling between
Banff and Lake Louise (58 km), there are many stops on the Bow
Valley Parkway. The Bow Valley Parkway is the old Trans-Canada
highway. The maximum speed is only 70 km/h, many curves, but beautiful vistas.
Getting up is hard to do for some!
A beautiful view of Mount Cascade just as we are leaving the campground.
Mount Cascade again.
For this "island", the story goes like this. During construction,
the foreman was very hard on his men and drank a lot. One time,
while he was surveying ahead of his crew, he fell asleep against a
tree. When the crew caught up to the foreman, they were too
scared to wake him up, so they built the road around him.
Now we have this "island" on the road!
One stop you must never ignore is Johnston Canyon. As we got
there, the place was not very busy. A great time to go to the
falls before the crowd. A good thing we did this because on our
way back, the trail was getting busier and busier.
Even if we have been here before, we still do it because it is so
The three musketeer!!!
Poor tree, being abused like that!
In no particular order, Johnston Canyon.
Johnston Canyon has two sets of falls. The uppers and the lowers.
Here are the lowers. There is even a hole in the rock to get
closer to the falls.
And the upper falls
Estelle cannot get over the size of the crows.
The Johnston Canyon trail is very well done.
Back on the road and a few kilometers later, another fall, Silverton
This trail is not as well made as Johnston Canyon, but still
As you can see, the trail is not very wide, but we had a very good
Robert and Denis got to the bottom of the falls, Estelle
stayed higher. It was pretty steep, so I stayed a
little further back on the trail and waited for the adventurous
The view we had after the hike to Silverton Falls.
Photos of the stops on our way to Lake Louise. Ah! What a
day so far!
Back at the motorhome, time to cook dinner.
As you can see, Estelle is on holiday. Robert is working to
prepare the meal.
Holiday are like that, we reverse jobs.
Marilyne is trying to connect to the internet and not successful.
We take it easy before dinner. The weather is getting pretty
warm, Estelle is not wearing a lot of "warm" clothes!
Deer steaks. We always had
very good meals. Denis and Michèle are extraordinary hosts.
After dinner, time to go to the Banff Hot Springs.
We were so tired, Marilyne had to drive back to the campground.