Stop One: Banff
When we got to Banff, it felt just like a dream. Actually, it felt like the
We stopped in town for lunch at Bear Street Tavern and our waitress was the sweetest. I think, maybe, ever. She gave us all the inside scoop on the best places to go in Banff. Plus, she introduced me to dipping my pizza in some honey, chili combo that was nothing short of heavenly.
Then we set about exploring Banff. We started at Vermillion lakes, then headed to Lake Louise. The next morning, some friends drove down to meet us and we all went for a little hike through Johnston Canyon. I also went on a little motorcycle ride through the park at sunset and we saw so.many.wild.animals. I didn't have my camera with me. So you'll just have to believe me when I say, it was awesome.
Our last morning in Banff, we woke up at sunrise to get to Moraine Lake before the crowds. Then we drove into BC and found some of the most refreshing natural hot springs next to a river. After a very quiet, steady, scary drive up a winding, narrow mountain road (I'm understating this. I was terrified. We were driving on a cliff. A CLIFF.), we spent the rest of the afternoon in the same spot. And I was not mad about it.
I feel like I'm understating this entire trip. Which, I am. Because if I wrote about everything that's wonderful about Banff, I'd have to write a novel.
I highly suggest going and seeing it for yourself. You will not be disappointed. Unless, of course, you hate nature and beautiful, awe inspiring things.