This place isn’t too bad at all. If you’re ever in Banff, I would highly recommend the Banff Gondola which takes you up to the summit of Sanson’s Peak. The lookout is well located to get wonderful views of valleys and mountain ranges which peak well over 2000m. The closest peaks are Sulphur Mountain (2255m), Mt Rundle (2948m) and Mt Norquay (2615m). Just to add to the experience we received a light flurry of snow which can be seen on the short movie.
The lead picture is of a golden-mantled ground squirrel. He was quite content to pose for the cameras while surveying his domain. The town you can see in the picture is Banff.
Our next stop was the Upper Hot Springs. Only a short ride from the Gondola it was good to warmup after the cold conditions of the mountain summit. The natural water temperature is 33deg C, but artificially heated to 39 degrees. Not a bad place to have a swim.
I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking for tonight and I need to get in a good sleep.