Back in March 2016, we were able to travel to Banff, Canada, which is in the province of Alberta. Banff Springs is a National Park right in the middle of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is a place unlike anywhere we have been. We enjoyed putting this post together and reflecting on our memories made there. To start, the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains are absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. Here’s a view outside our hotel at the Fairmont……
Not only were the views breathtaking, but the endless possibilities for outdoor activities were too many to count and made our decision difficult. After going through multiple options, we decided to use one of our days dog sledding, which turned out to be our favorite experience on our visit. Being from Florida, strapping up dogs on a sled and being pulled over a frozen lake, while commanding the dogs and driving the sled, was certainly a unique and a once in a lifetime experience.
In addition to dog sledding, we hiked up to a frozen waterfall at Johnston Canyon. I can still remember the solitude and crisp air as we journeyed on the 3 mile hike. It was not an intensive hike, but it was just enough to feel accomplished and rewarded for reaching the frozen falls at the top of the mountain.
On our final day we were able to get in a few runs of snowskiing on the slopes, but unfortunately the conditions did not allow for a quality photo, but as you can probably imagine, it was another epic experience. The entire trip awakened a sense of majesty and awe, which is what makes travel and new experiences so rewarding.