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Friday, September 16, 2011

Sun, Snow and Endless Views

Off we went this morning to see one of John and Brenda’s favorite places, Peyto Lake in Banff National Park.  First we had to stop so I could have my first Tim Horton’s coffee, I ordered a small and let me tell you Bayfield Bunch, that was one small cup of coffee!  But it was really all I needed and the doughnuts were great!IMG_0708

Onward to the Park.  When we got out of the car at Castle Mountain it was very windy and chilly, by the time we got to Peyto Lake it was snowing!  Then the sun would come out, then it would snow some more!IMG_0709 Castle Mountain

The Park was crowded—not nearly as much as on a summer day but crowded none the less.  We parked at Peyto Lake and began the “short, steep” climb—all of us were huffing and puffing by the time we got to the lake and then really lost all our breath at the sight of that beautiful, beautiful spot.IMG_0718

The water really is that gorgeous color!IMG_0740 


IMG_0731 The glacier that feeds Peyto Lake.

Although Michael and I have been to Lake Louise in the past I decided another look was necessary, John agreed with me and since he was the driver, off we went.IMG_0756 IMG_0753 IMG_0758 And yep, Miss Emmi went along, Canada is a lot nicer about allowing dogs in their national parks versus the US!

It was 3pm when we were leaving Lake Louise and our tummies were all saying, “feed me.”  We headed for Banff and another favorite place of John and Brenda’sIMG_0761 After enjoying a wonderful lunch/dinner John took us on down the road back to IMG_0764 Words cannot describe the beauty we experienced today and we so appreciate our friends John and Brenda sharing their paradise with us.


  1. Hi Janna, Peyto is one of my favourite places too. Glad you're enjoying our country. We drove through your Big timber a couple days ago on our way to Colorado Springs. We spent the night at the Westend Walmart in Billings which allows RV parking.

  2. great photos today, Janna!! and Michael are in a beautiful part of Canada!!

  3. Those are some of the most spectacular photos I've ever seen of Lake Louise and the ones of Peyto Lake are simply awesome!

    Glad to see you got to visit Tim Horton's - an absolute must for a visit to Canada!

  4. Your photos were amazing and it was truly breathtaking... we were there last year at Lake Luise but never saw Castle Mountain ~ BEAUTIFUL. That's why we'll be back! I read once what made the water that color but can't remember... DUH!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  5. Those pictures are so beautiful they almost don't look real. As close as we are, we've never been to Banff. Really need to do something about that.

  6. Those photos are just fantastic!!! I can not believe the color of that water... wow! We just HAVE to get out there and such wonderful sights. Thanks for sharing them with us in advance.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard


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