We have really enjoyed our five nights here in Banff, and are getting ready to head up the Icefields Parkway tomorrow to Jasper National Park. Today we hiked at Lake Minnewanka and went to check out the town of Canmore. Yesterday we hiked near our campground and went to the Banff Farmers Market where we scored all kinds of goodies: strawberries, cherry tomatoes, fudge, beer, fresh rolls, apples and rye whiskey (with which made fabulous old fashioneds last night). Canada has converted Scott to being a fan of farmers markets since there are all manners of people there giving our samples of beer and locally distilled spirits!
Photos below tell the rest of the story…
On the “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” trail yesterday. We of course had to take our stuffed pals Spotter and Zohan along!
View of Bow River Valley from the Teddy Bear’s Picnic Trail
Finally a bear sighting in Canmore today!
My favorite vendor at the market – This little VW bus contained two people and an espresso machine! The partially obscured sign reads “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a tent with a mosquito”. They also put personal messages on each latte. My lid read “Be the attitude you want to see in others”. Good coffee. Good karma. Good Volkswagon!
By the river in Canmore
Also by the river in Canmore???!!!
And in follow up to the vortex post, sadly it turns out that even the brooms in store will stand on end. No weird energy field required. Bummer.