This long overdue post is continuing day 9 after leaving the Columbia Icefields.
Just a few more photos as we head back to Banff to spend some time in town.
Finally we had a bear sighting. The lack of wildlife was disappointing but we saw this bear and cub by the side of the road and one other bear not far from this one. Not a grizzly like I was hoping, but at least we saw bear.
Banff is very much a scenic tourist town. The town's main street was intentionally laid out in such a way that it would offer the best possible views of Cascade mountain.
Driving down main street one looks as if he is driving straight into Cascade Mountain.
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church
I saw a lot of these unfamiliar birds in Canada. Finally found out they were Magpies.
We stayed at the Chateau Canmore a Quality Resort in Canmore. Air Conditioning at last! I guess the AC is what made it a Quality Resort because the rooms sure could have used some updating!
Some more of those beautiful delphiniums in front of the hotel.
I think the three peaks in the center behind the lamppost and to the right are the Three Sisters. We will get a better view of them in my next post. On the other side of those mountains you will be in the prairies.
I loved the long days in Canada. Still daylight at 9:30pm.
This was our last day in the Canadian Rockies and then we begin the long trip back home.