Banff Travel Blog› entry 21 of 254 › view all entries
We have spent the last two days exploring the area in and around Banff. Yesterday we went to Lake Minnewanka which is apparently the largest lake in the national park, again it was fantastic. This lake is popular for divers and there was a group in - they must have been freezing!! After watching the divers in amazement we set off on a trail to Stuart Canyon, a walk which took us along the lakeside and through pine forests, this is another area for grizzly bears so Emma was on the lookout again! We didn't see bears but we did see two Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep. Got some pics of them - our first wildlife photography.
In the evening we went out for a meal - time to splash out we felt. We went to a Tapas restaurant. It was excellent, we had a selection of tapas plus a bottle of wine for $100 (about 45 pounds) - quite an expensive meal but still cheaper than back home!
Today we headed back up to Lake Louise, stopping on the way to get food for our thanksgiving dinner (yes they have thanksgiving in Canada) tomorrow.
Back at Lake Louise hostel we relaxed during the afternoon. In the evening when we went to make our tea there was a big group of people all at a long table eating a thanksgiving dinner - it was all very festive and there was the two of us with two plates of pasta!