The drive from Fairmont Hot Springs in British Columbia to Canmore in Alberta was gorgeous to say the least. One of the first times we went through was Radium Hot Springs where we saw a small herd of bighorn sheep Side of the Mountain after going through a ginormous Canyon

Then we started heading up a few Hills once we get into Kooteney National Park where are we thought the RV was on fire..

The drive total was about 3 hours and we crossed provinces from British Columbia into Alberta. The windy and slightly hilly roads were gorgeous and we were lost in Banff National Park.

This is where we started seeing the world-renowned turquoise color water, like nothing on the US… Glacier water simply melting into the rivers…

And then…our FIRST SIGN FOR BANFF!!!

More glacier water… Out of this world…

Finally crossed into Alberta!!

We saw a black bear alongside the road!! Luckily all along the trans-canadian highway they have very tall fencing to help prevent the wildlife from Crossing into the highway. They also have these really cool Natural Bridges for the animals…

omg signs for Jasper national park and yoho national park!!!

Then we pulled into the town of Canmore which is just outside of Banff and truly a Hidden Gem with a population of about 3,000 and surrounded by the most gorgeous peaks in mountains you will ever see!!

We stayed at Spring Creek RV park. A busy park with a mix of rv and trailers but ok overall and we always felt safe…I mean it’s Canada c’mon lol…

They had a nice playground there but not much amenities for the kiddo besides that. That didn’t matter anyhow because there are so many bike trails and outdoor activities we stayed busy almost Non-Stop. The only downside about the park was the lack of Wi-Fi which we quickly subsidized with many visits to Starbucks…

So much cold water around!!!

I got lost on a bike ride by the RV park and decided to take one final photo in case I did not find my way back…

Canmore has a weekly Farmers Market which we just happened to run into when we were walking around downtown one day…

We stopped for beer here…. Canadians know some good beer…I guess you have to when it gets so cold.

Picnic at the park downtown.

Awesome artwork allover!

One of the days we went for a bike ride along the Bow River…

Wow!!!!

Unbelievable beauty.. untouched…

Just a normal day in Canada.

We looked like tourists…yes…

Bike ride!!!

Rest stop…

No big deal…just my dream home…

Ugh I could die waking up to this view every day.

I got tired so Scott had to ride with anikka…

That water tho!!!

One of the places we went to was the Nordic Center on the side of the mountain which was just a few miles north of the town and was a training center for the Olympics back in 1988.. we went for the DISC GOLF!!

Frolf!!

It was a HUGE course.. we made it through about 7 holes which felt like 10 miles with all the hills we had wat then Annika started to get tired so we had to walk back which was another mile back to the car.

Nice view from hole 14…

We did end up passing a cool BMX bike track which is at the Nordic Center also.

Somewhere in between this time was our trip to Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, Lake Minnewanka and to the upper Banff Hot Springs but that was on a separate blog because I figured it would be such a big adventure. Much of the stuff we did in town was child-friendly of course so we went to two of their big main Parks which were Centennial Park and Millennium Park. 

Play time in perfect 65 degree summer sun!

Both offered amazing views, bunnies…yes wild bunnies run the town…and elk!! Lots of elk!


Anyhow, i realize this blog is entirely too long but I have to catch up on everything we have done!!

Next was a day at the river…

Some random street art during a bike ride…


Aaahhhhh waking up to this was heavenly…

One of the last places we ate was Rose and Crown. The only reason we went is because we saw a kids play area in back…boy we’re we surprised….they had a fenced off play area with like 4 children play kitchens and breathtaking views…

Had the entire patio to ourselves…

Sad day, but we finally had to leave Canmore…I miss you already!!!

On to Calgary, which is a much larger metro with over 1 million people…quite the change in atmosphere…