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Banff- The Angus Report

First Stop In The Canadian Rockies

Banff was our first stop in the Canadian Rockies and it was awesome. One the first day mum and I went on a 2 and a half hour hike up Mount sulphur. Dad and Giaan  caught the gondola up. We met them up at the top of the mountain where we had a hot chocolate. Up on top of the mountain there was a small walk up to an old weather station that was built 100 years ago. Dad and Giaan decided to stay because there was about 300 stairs. After that we all caught the gondola down which was pretty amazing because we saw everywhere we had walked and we got down 30 times quicker than we got up. 
The next day we decided to go to Canmore, a small town about half an hour away from Banff. There we went on yet another walk that was supposed to take about 2 hours but for us it took  4 hours. This was mainly thanks to mum because of the new camera she got which she almost uses 24/7. On the walk we saw unnaturally coloured lakes that were crystal clear and an amazing aqua blue. It started to rain on the way back so I had several slips and falls. Also on the way back we met a couple who told us about another 12 km walk up on a mountain that we shouldn't miss. 
Great, another walk. We spent another hour or so searching for an undercover picnic table out of the rain so we could have lunch. Instead we ended up with a giant rock that we had to make do with since it was the only thing we could find that was undercover. 
The next day  we decided to go to Lake Louise. This is a famous lake known around the world because of the crystal clear water that is being constantly added to by a glacier which is a massive chunk of ice. Before the trip I had always wanted to go canoeing on Lake Louise so that was the day that I finally did it. It was great fun and it was really an eye opener for me. It felt so weird seeing a canoe on Lake Louise in the travel brochures  and then me actually being on the lake canoeing. After that we all went to look at the massive hotel that sat on the edge of Lake Louise. 
In there,surprise surprise we met the people we met on The Alaskan cruise. It was my friend Mitchell and his family who had just come from Jasper which was our stop after Banff. That night we went into The Banff Hot Springs. This  is a massive  pool that is a out 39 degrees Celsius. Which is pretty hot. During the one and a half hours I was in there I had 6 cold showers at different times  and got back in again because it was so hot.  
The next day Mum and I went on the 12 km hike that the people had told us about and ,surprise again , they're there as well. We ended up doing the hike with them because we had been told that bears wandered the trails sometimes. That walk was pretty spectacular and I had my first snowball fight. The man who had come with us started it. After that I pounded him with snowballs  until we had to stop. When we got back from the walk we went  back and wandered around the shops looking at things for souvenirs; I ended up just getting  a red T- Shirt. After that we were going to go for an ice cream when bang! There they were again,Mitchell  and his family.  We chatted for a little while but then I had to run to the door and just get in because they were jut about to close.  We were the last customers in. The next day we had to say goodbye to Banff. It was a bit sad but we would always have memories of it. 
On the way to Jasper, our next stop we did some really exciting things, but that's another story...

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