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Fairmont Hot Springs in beautiful BC Canada

So this is actually really weird because I swear I did this post last week but it’s not showing online so I will have to do this one again. We stayed over a week on the side of a Mountain in our first resort RV park which also houses Canada’s largest hot springs (at the resort!)…

We were amazed just pulling in, after the 3 hour drive from Cranbrook…

This area is known as the Columbia valley…

I saw the sign!!

Fairmont Hot Springs RV Resort is highly…highly… highly recommended.

It’s a pretty big resort. One side is RVs and the other is a hotel.

We went walking…all this is 5 Min from the RV…

Wow! This Bridge connected the RV park to the hot springs side…

I see them!!! Aaaahh so steamy…

We went exploring… 10 Mon drive south…

Cool cliffs…

We drove up a forest service road for almost an hour!!

#worthit

We got our first good rain storm…hail included…

So much water!!!

We drove north about 15 Min to the town of Invermere. I would live there!!

Small town of 3000 with a killer lake!

An awesome park…Anikka’s favorite to date…

Then came Father’s Day…

On a drive to a ski area…

Drinks…. We had a near death experience this day which I won’t elaborate on…but a guy sitting next to us at a restaurant had a heart attack… Scott basically saved him LOL…

Then more food…

Heres when anikka FINALLY told Scott Happy father’s day…

The view…

Happy dad!

We ended the day with a round of golf…

They had a Lakeside course and a Mountain course.  We did the lake!

Driver…lol

Marmots everywhere!!

Anikka got my camera.

great view!!

We took a massive 6 hour drive up north to visit Glacier national park of Canada. Totally worth the drive! We saw a black bear, Mountain goats, and big horn sheep!



Into the forest…would you go in there? It turned out to be an amazing 1/2 miles boardwalk!!

Yeeeeeah!!

We only stayed a few hours…but the drive was absolutely something I would do again.. even at 3 hours one way, with a toddler.

Then finished up the day at Radium Hot Springs! That makes 2 hot springs so far!

Radium Hot Springs is cliff side, making it one of the more famous hot springs..

We had an awesome time in Fairmont. Honestly I could live there. The weather was 60-75 degrees each day, granted it is mid June… 🙂 People are nice. Views are stunning… We could not be happier.

Lake Moraine, Lake Minnewanka, and Upper Banff Hot Springs!!

Keep in mind, we woke up at 545am, left the RV at 7am and didn’t get back until 7pm that evening.  Everything listed here is all within about a 1 hour drive and we jam packed it all into 1 day we will never forget!!

We spent about 2 hours at Lake Louise and decided to head to our next stop, Lake Moraine. Which is another 15 Mon drive further down the same road…and also less busy we came to find out…

Here’s the road to Lake Moraine…

And this…

And then after parking ( we got REALLY lucky with great spots both times!)


She was in such a good mood for being up since dawn…

We were blown away by the famous turquoise colored water…but this was just the start…


Some reading material…

Kayak rentals…

She finally got a little sleepy…

The water color changes with the sun and clouds…

No editing…that would be a crime…just cloud coverage…

We did a little walk around the lake to see the 10 peaks!



There’s nothing else like this!! Except lake Louise…

Yes!!!

Selfie…

Lol she was sick of my pics…


Then the sun came out again…

I know!!! So many pics… But I couldn’t help it…


Then…the lodge and gift shop where I got some salmon jerky and anikka got a toy car…

Bear!!!

Bye Lake Moraine… We spent close to 2 hours here too…

Elevation driving back down…

Next stop was the town of Banff on the way to Lake Minnewanka…

There were TOO MANY tourists here but I got a few good shots…



About 15 Mon north of the town of Banff is Lake Minnewanka…also the largest by far and the only lake which allows motorized boats…

We walked on the docks to inquire about boat rentals, which we were TOTALLY going to do…the. It got cloudy and windy…so maybe another day…


We played on the cold beach instead and had tons of fun!!


Fun!!! And tired by this point…it was close to 3 or 4pm…

Snack shop…we are really good about packing our own food so we only stopped for hot coffee…

Onto our final destination…and possibly most rewarding… The famous UPPER BANFF HOT SPRINGS! This would be the 3rd hot springs to visit in Canada. Anikka Really likes them and was looking forward to it, as we all were…

Heres where you park, basically at the top of mountain! 

Ready to swim!

Then we walked…more…uphill to get to the hotsprings…

Soooooo exhausted…but warm…

Anikka could fit inside the lockers in the changing room and damn near gave me a heart attack when she disappeared inside…

Yes!!! A much younger demographic here than the other hot springs…

Ice cream after…

Happy girl!

She loves her Canada shirt!

And we all went to bed, exhausted and happy…gnite!

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