We have spent several days in the town of Banff in a bit more relaxed fashion, not hiking, almost like a vacation! Here are a few scenes from the area around the town of Banff.
On the rooftop patio of our favorite restaurant, the Rose and Crown. We offer a toast to retirement each day!
A fence to keep some animals in and to keep other animals out
There are many beautiful private homes along the Bow River
Across from the library where we have spent a lot of internet time, Cascade Mountain in the background
Many of the flowers have been nipped by the frost, but there are still many beautiful baskets and flower beds.
Cascade Gardens and Banff Park Administration Building
Cascade Garden flowers
Red poppies and a trellis constructed of burls in Cascade Garden
Looking down Banff Avenue from Cascade Gardens
Mount Rundle and the Bow River
On the Bow River below Bow Falls and the Banff Springs Hotel
Banff Springs Hotel (and smokey haze from forest fire)
Banff Springs Hotel
Mountain sheep on the road to Lake Minnewanka