Ruth and I started the day with a tour into the Banff National Park. At first there was heavy mist but this had cleared by the time we reached Lake Louise. We saw a young bear on our way there.
Lake Louise, a turquoise, glacier-fed lake, and the surrounding mountains were very beautiful. We had time to wander round and take pictures.
Our next stop was Moraine Lake where we strolled along the shoreline. Moraine Lake is another glacially fed lake. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet.
One option was to walk up a rock pile to get a better view but Ruth and I both passed.
On the way back to Banff we stopped at Morant’s Curve to watch the Bow River snake in front of the rising peaks of Mt. Temple, Fairview Mountain and more.
Our final stop was Castle Mountain and Storm Mountain.
On our return Ruth and I tried the hot pool which was part of our hotel. To be honest I found the water too hot for me.
Ruth had always wanted to visit the Banff Springs Hotel so we went there for dinner. I tried bison for the first time which was delicious.