Going for a day trip to the Hot Springs of Banff, Alberta, Canada

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Heading to Banff, Alberta, Canada

Dan and I took off around 12pm, from Calgary, with a co-worker of Dan's and my youngest daughter to experience the Hot Springs in the frigid winter of Banff, Alberta.  What an experience; to be in the bitter cold and wearing only a swimsuit.  I must have been crazy LOL.

The winds were the 'gustiest' I have ever experienced and our car would shift 'slightly' by the winds (not a great feeling). I held tight to the door of our car with my camera in my left hand of course ... I couldn't stop taking photos of the majestic beauty that the Rocky Mountains brings, as we drove towards Canmore and then onto Banff

An elk carcass lay in the ditch and Dan's colleague immediately became intoxicated with the thought of seeing any LIVING animal (but in this case it was dead); for he began to think and ponder if and when he'd have the chance to return where "... the best hunting grounds ..." would be?

On the other hand, Dan and I were just looking forward to the Hot Springs but I was also wondering how we'd get from the building to the Springs with it being so cold and with icy snow all over ...

We finally went through the toll booth "$19.00 please" the lady asked us, to enter into the Rocky Mountains and before I knew we were there at the Hot Springs in Banff, Alberta, Canada ... steam was everywhere!

Initially, it felt so hot, well the water today was at +39 degrees Celsius and with the outside temperature being -28 degrees Celsius, OUCH, the first time I stepped into the Hot Springs I just about felt like I had boiled my feet off ... I finally adjusted to the water's temperature and gradually went outside staying in the HOT STEAMY WATER ... Dan's hair, from the steam, froze over ... I thought I better not go under, all I need is a head full of ICE lol

Do go in the summer or brave it in the winter ... because the true experience of HOT SPRINGS is in the WINTER months!!!!!!

row-zzzzz says:
Thanks Sylvia!
Posted on: Mar 01, 2010
row-zzzzz says:
Thanks Keiko!
Posted on: Feb 22, 2010
kokfoo83 says:
oh,i love banff......i got watch a video about it....
Posted on: Apr 28, 2009
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Heading to Banff, Alberta, Canada
Heading to Banff, Alberta, Canada
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The winds suddenly pick up, and t…
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I can see the Rocky Mountains in …
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Hubby Dan concentrates with the w…
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So beautiful; the mountains in th…
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Love it; the mountains in the dis…
Could I be here; the Rocky Mountai…
Could I be here; the Rocky Mounta…
Wow, approaching the Rockies
Wow, approaching the Rockies
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OMG, i don't know where all this …
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Holy ... weather as we approach t…
Majestic ... The Canadian Rockies
Majestic ... The Canadian Rockies
Incredible, The Rocky Muntains
Incredible, The Rocky Muntains
The mountains of Western Canada
The mountains of Western Canada
The mountains of Western Canada
The mountains of Western Canada
Rockies
Rockies
The mountains of Western Canada
The mountains of Western Canada
The mountains of Western Canada
The mountains of Western Canada
The mountains of Western Canada
The mountains of Western Canada
The Canadian Rocky Mountains
The Canadian Rocky Mountains
The Canadian Rocky Mountains
The Canadian Rocky Mountains
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A beautiful carcus lays along the…
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff National Park of Canada
Banff is straight ahead!
Banff is straight ahead!
We arrive at Banff
We arrive at Banff
Dan made it to Banff ...
Dan made it to Banff ...
Lets turn this way!!
Let's turn this way!!
So many cheap hotels right in th…
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So many cheap hotels right in th…
So many 'cheap' hotels right in t…
The Banff Springs Hotel; have over…
The Banff Springs Hotel; have ove…
The Banff Springs Hotel; have over…
The Banff Springs Hotel; have ove…
Banff, Alberta
Banff, Alberta
The Banff Springs Hotel (to the le…
The Banff Springs Hotel (to the l…
Banff, Alberta
Banff, Alberta
Banff, Alberta
Banff, Alberta
Banff, Alberta
Banff, Alberta
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Banff Hot Springs, -20+ degrees ce…
Banff Hot Springs, -20+ degrees c…
Banff Hot Springs, -20+ degrees ce…
Banff Hot Springs, -20+ degrees c…
Banff Hot Springs at night, -20+ d…
Banff Hot Springs at night, -20+ …
Banff Hot Springs at night, -20+ d…
Banff Hot Springs at night, -20+ …
Banff Hot Springs at night, -20+ d…
Banff Hot Springs at night, -20+ …
Night time in Banff
Night time in Banff
Night time in Banff
Night time in Banff
Night time in Banff
Night time in Banff
Night time in Banff
Night time in Banff
Night time in Banff
Night time in Banff
105 km (65 miles) traveled
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