July 31, 2016
When we woke up this morning it was totally socked in. The forecast said “mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm.” High of 60. So we went back to sleep for a little while. When we got up we decided not to waste our time with any hikes that were supposed to have sweeping views. So we headed east a little ways to check out Bow Valley Provincial Park. We first did a short little loop along the Many Springs Trail. The trail goes around a wetland that is fed by underground springs. The water is relatively warm and attracts birds and animals year-round as a result.
Despite the poor weather forecast, we actually lucked out and had some views of the mountains on this little walk:
Then we headed over to a different part of the park and walked along the Bow River Trail where we go to see the rushing Bow River up-close. This river starts at the Bow Glacier, which we passed near while driving south the day before, and flows south through Banff National Park, then on toward Calgary.