The Icefields Parkway is a well-kept roadway that stretches 232km through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site, passing through two national parks (Banff and Jasper) and providing a unique journey saturated with stunning landscape views of massive mountain ranges, flawless mountain lakes, and crisp, blue glaciers.  With our GyPSy guide in our speakers, we set out early in the morning to make the most of the Canadian Rockies’ most… Read More

Saturday morning started off as another rainy day in Banff so we decided to take advantage of some indoor time to catch up on a bit of blogging.  In the afternoon, the sun began to peek out so we took our bikes out for a short jaunt on the trails around Lake Minnewanka, one of Banff’s most popular lakes. As it turns out, the trails are best suited to actual mountain bikes… 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