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Banff Adventure Day 6: Bow Valley Parkway & Lake Moraine

Our Banff Adventure_Day 6 Bow Valley Parkway & Lake Moraine

Day 6 of our Banff Adventure was a lot slower paced as we made our way down the Bow Valley Parkway and did the drive up to Lake Louise.

Silverton Falls

I feel like Silverton Falls are a bit of an undiscovered treasure in Banff National Park.  Just up the Bow Valley Parkway from the busy Johnston Canyon, I would argue that the actual waterfall is just as impressive and the hike was much more pleasant without the large crowds of people to contend with.

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Banff Adventure Day 5: Jasper National Park Glacier Adventure and Skywalk

Our Banff Adventure_Day 5 Jasper Park Glacier Adventure & Skywalk

Day 5 of Our Banff Adventure was a long one.  We made the drive the way into Jasper National Park to check out the Columbia Ice fields and then spent some time exploring a couple of the other natural landmarks as we made our way back to our campsite in Banff. Continue reading “Banff Adventure Day 5: Jasper National Park Glacier Adventure and Skywalk”

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Banff Adventure Day 4: Johnston Canyon Lower & Upper Falls

Our Banff Adventure_Day 4 Johnston Canyon Lower & Upper Falls

This was not my favourite day of our trip to Banff National Park.  The morning started off rainy and cold so we waited for a break in weather in the afternoon to walk over from the campsite to Johnston Falls.  Unfortunately, I think a lot of other people had the same idea that day.

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Banff Adventure Day 3: Banff Gondola & Lake Cruise

Banff Adventure Day 3: Banff Gondola & Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Day 3 of our Banff Adventure was a shorter day for driving as we toured things in and around the town of Banff.  As previously mentioned, we took advantage of the Brewster Epic Pass which allowed us access to:

  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Lake Cruise
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Maligne Lake Cruise

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Banff Adventure Day 2: Kootenay National Park

Our Banff Adventure_Day 2 Kootenay National Park & Radium Hot Springs

For the second day of our Banff adventure, we headed back into British Columbia to discover Kootenay National Park and take a dip in the famed Radium Hot Springs. Continue reading “Banff Adventure Day 2: Kootenay National Park”

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Our Banff Adventure: Johnston Canyon Campground Review

Our Banff Adventure_Johnston Canyon Campground Review

This summer we have decided to take advantage of the Parks Canada Annual Pass and spend some time exploring our National Parks.  With Canada’s 150th Birthday Celebration coming up next year, Annual Passes bought this year are valid for TWO YEARS.  The year long pass is a great deal as it was, but we were excited when this announcement was made.  And for even more savings, we were able to buy our pass $10 cheaper with our AMA membership.  My husband ended up making a quick trip to AMA the morning before we left for Banff to ensure we bought a July 2016 pass.  This now gives us park access until the end of July 2018 – almost 3 full summer’s worth! Continue reading “Our Banff Adventure: Johnston Canyon Campground Review”