A couple of weeks after our travel to Banff and Jasper, we read about a tragic accident on Hwy 93, a head-on collision killing six passengers. And soon after followed the wildfires in British Columbia, leading to smoke clogging the air and interfering with traveler routines in this area. The part of Alberta and British …

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Our final day in Canada was a beautiful, crisp morning in Jasper. We had a busy day  with the drive back to Banff, our third attempt to see Lake Louise and Moraine Lake before heading to Calgary where we would return the rental car and spend the night. We had an early morning flight the …

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Our family stayed for the first time with the Fairmont chain at the Banff Springs Hotel this summer. We were so delighted with the hotel, its environs, the staff and more importantly, its history. I thought a post on this iconic hotel would be appropriate. In November 1883, mineral hot springs were discovered in the …

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As I mentioned in one of my other posts, this was a trip where we melded many slow mornings-sleeping in and hanging out-with just the right amount of sightseeing. Maybe its a sign of our age but it felt the right prescription for recovery from a grinding day-to day routine. It was past ten am …

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After checking out of the Fairmont with a heavy heart, for we really enjoyed our stay there, we made our way onto TransCanada Hwy 1. Our goal was to see Lake Louise first, then hit the Icefields Parkway all the way to Jasper. The Ultimate Explorer Package for Banff included a visit to the Athabasca …

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Our plans for the fourth day were to cover Lake Louise, Moraine Lake (a second attempt) and visit Johnston Canyon, on the way back. Not certain why, but one of the things we did extremely well on this trip was to sleep well. Perhaps the mountain air, the amount of physical activity and the elevation …

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After reading Audrey’s post in BanffandBeyond on the local delights, we kept our eyes open to some of the epicurean delights available. One of the foods I really wished to taste were fiddleheads but I didn’t find them, perhaps I wasn’t looking as hard! Or maybe, the brain retains too little when learning new information …

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