Saturday, August 06, 2005
Here are some photos from our too brief stay in Banff. As I said before, it was just too much to see in the time we had remaining. We did see some of the scenery, The Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Village, Tunnel Mountian, and we drove up to the top of Mount Norquay (sp?). The Banff/Jasper area is vast. It consists of many National Parks that are connected to each other extending for nearly two hundred miles to the north. We had hoped to drive up to Jasper to spend a few days and even see the start of the Canada to Alaska Highway, the AlCan, but realistically this is a major trip and to do it justice we would have to spend much, much, more time here. Sounds like a trip for the future doesn't it? We loved driving into the entrance to the Banff Provincial Park and being greated with a "Bon Jour." We really felt as though we had reached an exotic place hearing that French salutation. This is an absolutely gorgeous area and does indeed deserve another trip for further exploration and enjoyment.