More Canada Photos… Long overdue…

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One of the “must-do’s” on my list for Canada was take a helicopter tour of the Rockies, and it did not disappoint.  We got to see an up close and personal view of the Three Sisters, we landed in a valley with spectacular views of the surrounding Banff National Park, and we got to see a birds eye view of a huge glacier! This experience was amazing.  Just, amazing.

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As we were driving through the Bow Valley Parkway there were lots of fun places to stop and sightsee and take some selfies.  Who am I kidding, the whole trip was so picturesque, I took way more pictures than I could ever put on this blog…

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Another awesome thing we did was hike up to the lookout on Castle Mountain.  This was probably one of the scariest days of my life as after 3 hours of hiking, we were finally making it to the clearing at the top for the incredible view, when we hear the deepest, throatiest (if that’s a word), most “don’t mess with me, I will eat you!!” growl ever!!!  And…. we didn’t take bear spray like the gentleman at the hotel told us to… yes, we FaceTimed our families at the top of that mountain because we thought it was our last moments on earth.  Seriously…

On a less scary note, this moment, on top of this mountain will always be one of the most memorable.  It was stunningly beautiful.  If you are in the Banff area, check this out, you won’t regret it.

 Here’s a video of a stream of melting snow we had to cross to continue up the mountain.  It was by far the toughest hike I have ever done.

Thank you, Canada, for a wonderful anniversary trip!  We cannot wait to visit again soon!

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