When Francis finished school we headed up to Canada for ten days. Andy and I spent a Winter in Canmore many years ago and we got engaged there on the Winter Solstice 2001! Neither of us has been back since so we decided to take the opportunity to take Francis up there and revisit some of our old haunts. On the way up we stopped off at Emerald Lake and Lake Louise where Francis got to do his first walk on a frozen lake! It was really dry on the drive up but thankfully we had a lot of snow while we were there so it really was a Winter wonderland, just absolutely beautiful.
Canmore is just East of Banff on the way to Calgary. It’s a small ski town that’s a little less touristy than Banff but it’s grown a lot since we were there. We had a great time skiing at Lake Louise and Sunshine Village and tubing at Norquay – tubing is basically sledging in an inner tube and it’s quite the adrenaline rush! Francis said it was the most terrifying and the most fun thing he’d ever done which was a pretty accurate observation :-0
One of the highlights was the drive along the stunning Ice fields parkway which is where Francis made friends with the little bird !
Emerald Lake Lake LouiseWe had a pretty sweet view from our apartment! Bow lake – Ice fields parkway The ‘weeping wall’ The Athabasca glacier – one of the largest non polar ice fields in the world.