August 3, 2016
With rainy cloudy weather in today’s forecast we took a day off from hiking today. We spent some time exploring downtown Banff, which is SUPER touristy with lots of shops selling souvenirs that range widely in quality. For lunch we had Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a splurge that was fun and tasty.
This was the view we had from our table!
They have this cart of jars with loose leaf tea so you can smell the different ones, if that helps in making your decision of which tea to order. What a great idea!
Even though each food item served was pretty small, it all added up to quite a meal. I was stuffed afterward.
That afternoon we walked around Canmore, which is a cool little town just outside the park boundary. They have this big head sculpture that Greg tried to imitate:
We took a walk along Policeman’s Creek, which is an incredibly lovely little slice of nature right in town.
We saw these rabbits in a little park. Adorable!
The Ramada where we were staying in Canmore had a three-story waterslide so of course I had to partake. Felt like a kid again!