Banff and Yoho National Parks

IMG_1035After spending three nights at Glacier National Park, we headed the camper North to Banff. Our plan was to camp at Tunnel Mountain 2 at the same site we had camped at two years ago. It was an end site with views of both mountains and meadows, and I knew that Woolly Bear would have room to chill.

We were dreading our trip through Canadian Customs, as we received the full camper search two years ago. I made sure all was neat and tidy, even to the point of making sure we only had clean clothes! We drove up to the window and were amazed that after a few cursory questions we were happily sent on our way!

We stayed in Banff at Tunnel Mountain 2, with electric hookups, but we spent a day in Yoho National Park, visiting Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls. Yoho is a very scenic place, and we really need to spend more time there in the future. We also stopped at Lake Louise and Charlie took some pictures. There is a lovely hike up to a tea house on the side of the lake, we hiked it when Woolly Bear was younger. I was the only one of the three of us that wanted to hike it again, so we headed next to Morraine Lake.

The road to Morraine Lake was closed!!! Apparently there were too many people there, and you really need to visit it before 8:30 am, or after 7 pm.  We had spent lots of time there on previous trips, so our disappointment was not devastating and we just headed off to check out the Bow Lake wildlife loop. Even that was more crowded than I had remembered it being on past visits. Then I remembered that Canada is celebrating a very special 150th Canada Day this weekend! No wonder everyone was out and about! Entrance to all the National Parks and National Historic sites are free this season, and from the looks of the crowds, people are enjoying this!



6 thoughts on “Banff and Yoho National Parks

  1. Mary Tyrrell

    Hi Guys,love all the updates and pictures!!sounds like this trip is going well!!Enjoy your adventures and keep in touch.Hugs,Mary & Fred

  2. Buffy

    Hi Sara and Charlie,

    I’ve been enjoying your blogs and pictures. Such gorgeous National Parks. I wish Al and I could have seen more than what we did, but he, especially, was not a camper.

    Again I’m looking at my old (1999) National Geo. road Atlas to see where you have been and where headed to next. Of course, the distances are much longer than one realizes.

    You mentioned the Alcan highway going north to Alaska. When I was on my way to Manila in 1951 I recall being aware that we were flying over that highway which was a fairly new sensation at the time, I think. The few still on the plane were all looking down at the suggestion of the pilot. I’ve always remembered that.

    Hope you are holding up with all this traveling. Wooly doing well I assume.

    Keep up with your blogs. I know you have many fans anxious for the next one. Looking forward to Charlie’s excellent pictures, also, of course.

    Stay safe and stay well.

    ’Til next time, love to all, Aunt Muff



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