🔔Snowshoeing!! New bucketlist adventure checked off my list. I always thought snowshoeing looked like the people wearing tennis racquets strapped to the bottom of their shoes. I’m not gonna lie. Before I learned better, this is definitely one of those sports I would have said Black people don’t do. 😂
I’m Southern… snowshoeing is WAY out of my comfort zone. But when I interviewed wecoloroutside on my podcast (Ep.33) a couple of years ago she told me how much her and her family enjoy it so I added it to my list of adventures to check off one day! And now I can say I’ve done it and I actually really liked it!!!
Snowshoes have come a long way. Now they are ultra lightweight and fairly easy to attach to your shoes.
After almost dying a few times on that first day hike without snowshoes I really saw what a difference having them made, especially for inclines!
I did this adventure with banfftours at Lake Louise. It was a nice trek up into the hillside in the forest. It was quiet and scenic and a nice way to escape the hustle and bustle of the Fairmount hotel since it’s so popular with tourists.
After the hike you have free time to go out onto the lake and explore more or just relax and have hot chocolate at the hotel.
Haaaaave you met Heidi? She came to guiding fully by accident after travelling the world and returning home. We are so lucky to have her as a guide for many years now. Heidi encourage people to not take for granted where our feet can take us. So even on her "days off" you`ll find her hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing and taking any chance to be in the mountains.
Hoping these past couple of weeks is the last of the snow as we enter the spring season, but this is likely wishful thinking!
As we begin to enter a busier season, we encourage riders to check our website and social media for updates! Whether it’s an additional shuttle, start of our summer tours, delays or other news, we will always do our best to make sure you are aware.
A reminder that if you do need to reach us or have any questions, the best way to get a hold of us is through email or giving us a call!
It was a long time in the making due to many unforeseen circumstances with the worlds supply of parts and chassis but in the end we persevered and finalized these big 24 passenger buses for our good friends out in Alberta banfftours Were looking forward to hearing the stories and seeing the photos these buses will partaking in over the next busy season in Banff National Park.
As of this season, you can no longer drive up to Morraine Lake to see that famous view in Banff National Park.
Parks Canada is closing the road to personal vehicles because it was overrun with traffic. It was so bad that many people couldn’t get there.
So, how do you get there now?
🚍Parks Canada has a shuttle bus to Lake Louise and Morraine Lake from the Lake Louise Ski Resort, where you can park. It runs June through October. Book online with Parks Canada in advance. The shuttle is $8 per adult.
🚍Take a ROAM transit bus from Banff to Lake Louise, then transfer to the Morraine Lake Connector Shuttle. This costs $25/adult.
🚌Take a guided tour.
TIP: if you want to see the beautiful turquoise colour of Morraine Lake, wait until late June to go. The lake can still be partly frozen in early June and the colour isn’t as good until later in the month.
Note that this photo was taken on a late August morning when there was forest fire smoke in the air.
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It’s 2023 and the world will never be the same in the Canadian Rockies!
Locals woke early one summer morning to the rumble of a massive earthquake deep under the great divide.
Little did they know the earthquake opened a once permanently blocked corridor to a monstrously huge underworld under the Mountain Parks. It’s as though all the weight of the mountains above were magnetically imprinted in a mirror image below!
The opening found just North East of Devils Gap is a moderate pond that empties into the deep abyss.
Now that the two worlds are now once again we will now learn about the oldest lost legends of North America. He’s not Sasquatch nor Big Foot. His genealogy is much older than those little buggers!
The indigenous refer to him as Ponderosa Toe if ya don’t know, and he towers 270ft tall when full gown.
Some ponds are remnants of where he could of slept millions of years ago before the two worlds were separated by violent earthquakes caused by the vibrations of massive comet passing through the lunar orbit of our Earth.
Being 270 ft tall Apex Predator made him the King of The Rockies like no other before or after his kind actually shaped the landscape!
In case you didn’t know, Moraine Lake is now officially closed to personal vehicles. There are still multiple ways you can get there, including taking our shuttle to Banff and then hoping on their shuttle system or taking a tour with us! We always recommend that you plan ahead and make sure you know what’s open for you to visit.
Check out our website for more information on our shuttles and tours – link in bio!
Looking for the best things to do in May? Our furry neighbours are waking up, feeding on berries in the low valley bottoms and giving wildlife watchers a show! As summer inches closer lakes start to thaw and it's the perfect time for water activities such as whitewater rafting and lake cruises.
Looking for the best things to do in Banff in July? Summer is here and the heat of the sun brings the heat of our travel season, which is why you need to book ahead. Here are our recommended top 6 July activities.