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Chesh & Freddo’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 07 Jul 2007

Location: Banff and Lake Louise, Canada

MapAfter many hassles, (us too disorganised!) a cab ride and two ferry rides we got a truck/camper combo and finally set off on Saturday arvo for a week checking out Calgary Stampede via Lake Louise, Banff and Jasper National Park in Alberta.
We spent the first night camped by the roadside near a pretty lake area called Sicamous after 6 or so hours driving. Banff was our next destination with Lake Louise as the first scenic stop. WOW...what an amazing and beautiful place. The turquoise blue water, like no other lake I have ever seen. Massive mountains and glaciers reflecting in its surface. There were masses of tourists at the starting point and the ugly and huge chalet, but once you started walking around the lake it became much quieter and peaceful. It was our first encounter with some wildlife, Columbian Squirrels and Golden Mantle Squirrels, very cute and much nicer than skanky grey London ones.