This past week our family had the opportunity to enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Banff National Park. In this post I’m sharing some of my favourite pictures. In the next few posts I’ll provide details about some of the places we visited and activities we enjoyed.
We were able to see many different kinds of animals. When I commented that the sheep were molting, one of our sons commented, “Well, you know, Mom, it is summer!”
The Glacier Skywalk topped my list of activities. What an amazing view!
Looking for a free, educational activity? Check out Lower Bankhead, which used to be a mining town in the early 1900’s.
Although we had been on the boat ride before, we learned many more interesting facts, thanks to our informative guide, Dan.
There is a wonderful variety of hiking trails in Banff National Park – all lengths and levels of difficulty.
The Brewster bus ride onto the Columbia Icefield Glacier takes you down the second steepest incline (32 degrees) in the world.
We were delighted to find this pair of elk just outside the entrance to the Two Jack Main campground.
The above shot of an elk at dusk is my favourite photo from our trip.
A whiskey jack entertained us while we were at the Columbia Icefields visitor centre.
Despite warnings, tourists insist on feeding animals and getting close to the wild animals. One guide asked us if we knew which animal sends the most tourists to the hospital from the national parks. Any guesses?
We enjoyed a ride on the Sulpher Mountain Gondola. What a view!
Where did you go on your family vacation this year? Any hints to share?