As a child growing up, I was fascinated by photographs of turquoise lakes and soaring mountains. Back then it was probably heaven to me. To be surrounded by mother nature is pure bliss. It’s been a long time coming, but I finally had the chance to see my ‘heaven‘.
We alighted from The Rocky Mountaineer and arrived at Banff National Park. The town of Banff is a small, but charming community. With an elevation of 4,537 ft, you could definitely feel the cold. We arrived in Banff to a cloudy sky, but no regrets so far. I have certainly achieved part of my childhood dreams.
The tour around Banff was beautiful. Imagine waking up to mountains, blue-green lakes and trees every day. To be at one with nature. You truly could not ask for more. Go look out your window right now, and what do you see? All I can see are buildings and the city lights. I would give anything to be back seeing mountains again.
A visit to Banff would not be complete without seeing Lake Louise. I only wish that I had the chance to spend more time there. Lake Louise is probably one of the most famous lakes around Canada. Named after Queen Victoria’s daughter Louise, the emerald lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. At the time I visited, the lake was only beginning to melt. Of course, I would have loved the chance to see the green-blue lake in its entirety.
If you wish to explore more, I suggest you stay at the Fairmont Château Lake Louise. Situated on the eastern shore of Lake Louise, it is the perfect wake up call to enjoy the rest of your day.