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30 May, Day 8 BANFF TO LAKE LOUISE

From paradise to another spectacular setting -LAKE LOUISE

We had a later start before we set off for the Gondola to Sulphur Mountain. Before we left we took a few more pictures from this historic hotel.
View from the Conservatory at The Banff Springs Hotel 12

View from the Conservatory at The Banff Springs Hotel 12

View from the Conservatory at The Banff Springs Hotel 5

View from the Conservatory at The Banff Springs Hotel 5

David at the Desk

David at the Desk

Banff’s only Gondola takes you up to the top of Sulphur Mountain and you will have a panoramic view of the Canadian Rockies. The gondola ride takes about 7 minutes and there is a cafeteria and restaurant at the top as well as a gift shop. You can walk on the boardwalk to next peak to the observation decks.
Sulphur Mountain Gondola

Sulphur Mountain Gondola

View from Gondola station on Sulphur Mountain

View from Gondola station on Sulphur Mountain

Superb view from Gondola station on Sulphur Mountain

Superb view from Gondola station on Sulphur Mountain

Greg and Deb on Sulphur Mountain

Greg and Deb on Sulphur Mountain


David and Colleen on Sulphur Mountain

David and Colleen on Sulphur Mountain


Going down on Gondola on Sulphur Mountain

Going down on Gondola on Sulphur Mountain

We left Banff around morning tea time to travel via Castle Mountain to Moraine Lake.
Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain

Moraine Lake is a glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet (1,885 m). The lake has a surface area of .5 square kilometres (0.19 sq mi).
Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

The lake, being glacially fed, does not reach its crest until mid to late June. When it is full, it reflects a distinct shade of blue. The colour is due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis. Howevr the road into the lake had only been opend 5 days ago. The lake was still frozen.

We arrived at Lake Louise in light showers of rain. this didn't put us off at all and we had a wonderful walk around one side of the lake. The Fairmont Lake Louise is our accommodation for the night.The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a Fairmont Hotel on the eastern shore of Lake Louise, near Banff, Alberta. The original Chateau was gradually built up at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century by the Canadian Pacific Railway and was thus "kin" to its predecessors, the Banff Springs Hotel, and the Château Frontenac.
Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Posted by Kangatraveller 15:37

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