Lake Louise, Peyto Lake & Bow Valley Parkway

Readers of the post below will know that we spent the past weekend at Lake Louise with Jan’s parents, who are visiting us from the UK. We’ve stopped at Chateau Lake Louise three times now, always with a lake view from our room, but never one quite like this…Down at lake level, the scene was perfect…A trip up onto the Icefields Parkway never disappoints and even in the relatively gloomy weather, Peyto Lake remained a breathtaking view…Heading down to Banff, we thought we would get off the main road and onto the quieter Bow Valley Parkway…You know how frustrating it is when you need dental floss and there is none around…At this point in proceedings, we don’t think we will ever tire of having the Rockies on our doorstep.

J&E.

Kananaskis

This weekend just gone, we travelled to Lake Louise with Jan’s parents who are enjoying their second visit out from the UK to see us. Last time, (in April), we were unable to show them much of Kananaskis and Lake Louise was still largely frozen. This time it was a different story and so we thought we would share a few pictures of the trip. This first installment relates to the Kananaskis part of the journey.We stopped for lunch at Kananaskis Village…It adds about an hour or so to the journey to go from Okotoks to Lake Louise via Kananaskis, but the beauty of the area pretty much negates the extra time.

J&E.

Sheep River, Okotoks

For those of you who have followed this blog for a considerable period, you might recall this post about a walk that we took along the Sheep River in the middle of winter, in early January 2008…
A rather different scene presented itself on a visit there today, a glorious day in early autumn with a clear blue sky and temperatures up in the high 70’s.We just love this time of year – it is so pretty.

J&E.