Friday morning was a bit rainy so we got a slow start to our “lazy” day… which ended up not-so-lazy at all. We started off with a classic mountain tour on the popular Banff Gondola. This tiny 4 person gondola cabin takes you on an 8 minute ride up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain at an elevation of 2281m above sea level. It didn’t look that high from the parking lot… Read More
Eager to beat the rain, we got moving Thursday morning and set out for a day spent near the majestic emerald waters of Lake Louise in Banff National Park. There was quite a lot of hype leading up to this day and the lake did not disappoint! We didn’t fully appreciate the beauty of the lake from ground level until we were hiking along the 3.5km trail to the Lake Agnes Tea… Read More
Wednesday morning, we woke up to some brisk mountain air at our campsite on Two Jack Lake in Banff National Park. The water in the lake mirrored the mountains beneath the morning mist – what a great sight to start off our day in Banff! We had a quick, warm meal and headed into town to explore.
After our adventures in Drumheller, we set off to Calgary to visit with a friend who graciously offered to host us for the night. We got in late so we had just enough time to eat a delicious dinner, catch up, and get home for a good night’s rest. After an amazing breakfast at one of Calgary’s popular breakfast joints, Red’s, we bid adieu to our generous host and hopped on our… Read More
On Sunday, we checked into our ‘comfort’ campsite at Dinosaur Provincial Park near Brooks, Alberta in the heart of the Canadian Badlands. With the park almost entirely to ourselves (or so it felt), we explored the self-guided trails on bike and foot. It made for a fascinating tour of the weathered landscape that is so famous for revealing the best representation of late Cretaceous dinosaur fossils in the world!
Friday morning we took our coffees to go as we headed out to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada: where the prairies meet the mountains. We began the day’s adventures by detouring through a Bison Paddock on our way to the park. If, like us, you are not familiar with what a Bison Paddock is, it turns out that it is like a Bison safari – a narrow stone road that… Read More
Early Thursday morning, we set out to explore Glacier National Park. We opted to partake in one of the most popular activities in the park: driving the Going-to-the-Sun road. It didn’t take long for us to see why this drive is so famous as we cruised along, winding through the Rocky Mountains and marvelling at their vastness. After hours of driving in awe (and stopping at almost every lookout turnoff), we realized… Read More
We began our marathon journey from Amherstburg, Ontario to Cut Bank, Montana at 6am Tuesday morning. Our first day we powered through and did 16 straight hours on the road arriving to Jamestown, North Dakota shortly after 10pm; we were pooped when we finally arrived so you may notice there were very little photos from this initial trek… Day 2 was pleasantly shorter, totalling about 10 hours of drive time through the… Read More