Welcome to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff Canada! Absolutely one of the most spectacular sightseeing vacations we've ever taken! This resort is in Banff National Park, and is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It literally took our breath away every inch of the drive and each moment ~ from skipping rocks to canoeing the perfectly blue waters to hiking (even in a rainstorm!) to swaying in the gondolas high above the trees to card-playing to eating yummy food to exploring the jaw-droppingly beautiful resort ($1000/night that Daron got for free using Fairmont credit card points - yahoo!) -- we'll never forget this trip!
Canoeing on the flawlessly beautiful blue Lake Louise!
The Gondola ride up the mountain to see the entire Lake Louise Valley was amazing ~ you can see our Cinderella-like Fairmont Chateu and blue lake at the top right of the pic below. We had to be quiet so we didn't scare the bears away... there was a bear sighting minutes before we got there! http://youtu.be/vpFpYHZ2IaU
The most incredible hiking views!
And even got to see 2 temples: Calgary and Edmonton!
Lots of good food... and so fun that everything was written in English AND French!
and all the silliness...
The nearby Springs Fairmont was beautiful too -- Hogwarts/Harry Potter style!