Sunday, 13 July 2014

Canadian adventure :: Banff

As previously mentioned we are camping for much of this trip - it's cost effective and fun! And we really enjoy camping so we thought we should introduce the wee-man early on.

The drive from Calgary is an easy hour and a half - definitely another big plus for Calgary! As you leave
the city the mountains start to become more clear and then you are confronted with this:

Truly spectacular!

We arrived at our campground early evening and we we're vey impressed. Two Jack Lakeside is a smaller campground right on the edge of Two Jack Lake.

From some of the reading I'd done ahead of time we were worried we might be the only ones crazy enough to camp with an infant - but actually the campground was full of children of all ages and LOTS of babies! No guilty feelings when wee-man started fussing early in the morning! He's actually taken to camping very well and on the whole we're enjoying camping with a baby.

We took the gondola up Sulphur Mountain for some extra special views.

And just enjoyed the town of Banff - which I have to say marries the best of European alpine flair with North American sensibility - free parking and a reasonably sized grocery store!

Our time in Banff finished with a short hike around Johnson Lake. Next up - Lake Louise.

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1 comment:

  1. Missed you guys by just a few days - we are in Banff now! Wild fires mean it is not as clear as when you were here...