The sun shone, and we took a couple of pictures in Canmore and then headed for Lake Louise.
Again, indescribable. Lake Louise is one of the most beautiful places in the world. That is about all you can say.
Parking was also indescribable, in a different way, but we solved the problem.
The campground at Lake Louise is great, but the tent folk have to go to the bear-proof area nearby. Personally I will take a flashlight if I go into the woods today – I definitely do not want to be part of the Grizzly Bear’s Picnic!!
It is amazing how busy it all is. Admittedly we are coming into the weekend, but it is after Labour Day, and the children have all returned to school (or should have done so!).
Almost every other motor home is a rental unit, and driven by German or Dutch tourists. Perhaps this is because the Germans like the challenge, and the Dutch just yearn for some mountains!
The other large group of tourists are Oriental … mainly Japanese I think. These travel in cars or tour buses and stay at the hotels and lodges. There is a noticeable shortage of other visible minorities, and I have some thoughts on this in a later piece.
Getting cold, and snow all around about 1,000 feet above us. But the whole area of Banff National Park is stunning, and well worth the effort.
Short on description, but the pictures tell the story.