Bridge the Travel Gap

Golden, Banff & Jasper

‘Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.’ – Anthony Robbins

Well, we’ve had summer, autumn and winter weather all in one week. We started out with wine tastings in summer heat with my brother and sister-in-law to end the week in snow in Banff! I thought I would be chasing summer and I’ve ended up in a snow storm at the end of our first month in Canada.

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

This week saw us start our journey east. Our first night was spent in Canyon Hot Springs

Bit of a down pour!

Bit of a down pour!

where we enjoyed the pool in the cool autumnal rain. Next day, we were off again to Golden for a few days which took us over Rogers Pass.

Rogers Pass

Rogers Pass

We got summer back for another day as we settled in for a few days at a nice municipal camp ground near a river and the CN railway lines – great train spotting!

Our second day in Golden sent us off to one of only two wolf sanctuaries

Northern Lights Wildlife

Northern Lights Wildlife

which taught me a lot I didn’t know about these beautiful creatures and their struggle to survive in Canada.

Our final day in Golden, we headed over to the Kicking Horse Ski Resort

Kicking Horse Ski Resort

Kicking Horse Ski Resort

which meant we met Boo – the Grizzly in this bear sanctuary and rode the gondola in the warm sunshine – almost got burnt it was so warm.

Boo - Grizzly Bear

Boo – Grizzly Bear

Beautiful place to visit and lots to see and do.

We then drove to Banff and that day we saw a moose, mountain Big Horn Sheep, Blue Jay, fat chipmunk, Boo – the grizzly, deer and squirrel.

John and I didn’t stay long in Banff; we took a few days to drive up to Jasper and plunged back into summer weather and stellar views of lakes,

Drive to Jasper

Drive to Jasper

mountains and valleys to tent our first night just outside of Jasper. I can now add Elk to the list of animals seen.

Elk - Jasper

Elk – Jasper

Our only full day took us into autumn and a hike into one of the canyons around Jasper. That evening: rain, log cabin motel, stellar meal and hot spring – again!

Miette Hot Springs

Miette Hot Springs

Then, today, we woke to snow

Jasper snow

Jasper snow

and drove through snow

Banff snow

Banff snow storm

back to Banff to curl up cosy in Mom and Dad’s RV again.

M & D's RV

Mom and Dad’s RV in snow!

Tomorrow more new adventures!

What’s your weather like this week?

Love Debx

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