Day 21: June 5, 2013
Driving to Lake Louise on the Bow Valley Parkway was one of the most beautiful drives we have ever taken. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.
We found wildlife.
This elk greeted us at the off ramp to the Bow Valley Parkway. What a great way to begin our scenic drive!
Elk by the side of the road in Banff National Park
This Elk was enjoying the day
Elk on the Bow Valley Parkway
Black bears going up the mountain
We hiked in Johnston Canyon to the Lower Falls.
The catwalk is attached to the canyon wall
We hiked along a catwalk on one side of the canyon.on the way to the falls
On the way to the lower falls
One of the little falls we saw on the hike
We passed this chipmunk on the way to the waterfall
The lower falls in Johnston Canyon
At the lower falls in Johnston Canyon
Wildflower on the trail
After lunch in a cafe in the shopping area of Lake Louise, we took a leisurely stroll beside the lake and then drove up the mountain to Moraine Lake.
We stopped to see Castle Mountain on the way to Lake Louise
Henry and Blondie at Lake Louise
Blondie got to wade in the lake and had her picture taken by tourists
These paddlers were enjoying Lake Louise
Ice covered Moraine Lake
That’s ice on Moraine Lake