Deer Lodge. A rustic, historic lodge near the lake at Lake Louise. Wonderful food, beautiful setting, very pleasant personnel.
Lake Moraine, on the other side of Lake Louise and a very beautiful, smaller lake, also formed by a glacier. The debris that the glacier pulled down with it is piled at the foot of the lake. Max climbed it to take photos! The mountain range is "Ten Peaks" (a couple of peaks are missing here). The peaks used to appear on the Canadian 20 dollar bill.
The city of Banff is the highest city in Canada. It's surrounded by mountains, which make for the great winter skiing, and consists largely of hotels that are all similar architecturally and cafés and restaurants. Photos more or less in order: signpost indicating surrounding mountains, downtown Banff, park and mansion at southern end of the city, hotels and eating places, Indian trading post and fort (which houses an Indian museum with life-size dioramas depicting Indian life including how they caught eagles), an original house before Banff became a resort. The photo before the grizzlies is us eating ice cream cones in front of Cow's (great ice cream). Can you see me taking the photo in the reflection??
We took Bow River Parkway to get from Lake Louise to Banff and back again. Bow River Parkway parallels Trans Canada 1 and follows the Bow River where, reportedly, Indians would come to get wood for their bows from the birch and aspen trees.
Three Sisters Mountain, Storm Mountain (where storms originated because of its air currents), Cascade Mountain and Castle Mountain, and falls.