Lake Agnes Canada

Lake Agnes Canada Last week, we posted about our serene walk around Lake Louise. After we checked out Lake Louise, we also did the “moderate” walk up to Mirror Lake, Agnes Lake, and to Agnes Lake Teahouse. Let me describe some of my symptoms to you during this walk: Dizzy spells, to the point of tipping over […]

Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola One of the things I love about travel is how universal some experiences are. Some things just transcend language. I’ve seen examples of this being on a train on the western suburbs in Sydney, Australia. Everyone in the carriage was Sudanese apart from me. And one of the guys was copping it from several […]

Lake Louise Canada

Lake Louise Canada Almost everyone we know who’d been to the Canadian Rockies insisted we had to go to Lake Moraine instead of, or as well as Lake Louise. Sadly, there was no space to park our RV when we got to Lake Morraine, so it’s on the to do list for another trip. And […]

Wild Flour Banff

Wild Flour Banff One thing I wasn’t prepared for in Banff was the Aussies. You’ll laugh at this, because I’m Australian. But they were everywhere. You’d think you were in Thredbo or the Snowies, not in Canada. And not only were they prolific, they were ocker as, mate. Accents are a funny thing. A lot of people in […]

Johnston Canyon Canadian Rockies

Johnston Canyon Canadian Rockies We planned two weeks vacation in Banff during summer this year. We had lofty ideas of hiking, exercising, and swimming (that’s me – North Nomad thought I had moments of insanity swimming in the Merced River in Yosemite and its surrounds). Basically, getting back into being fit and healthy people. The […]

Wet Weather Activities in Banff

Wet Weather Activities in Banff When I thought of Summer in Banff, images of swimming in lakes of aquamarine, and hiking through snow-capped mountains with the sun on my face, and elk  grazing in the distance came to mind. When we arrived in Banff, we realised that it can rain or snow in any season. […]