Day 3 - Banff - Two Jack Lake - Lake Winnewanka - Banff Waterfall - Oh Canada, Eh?

On our way from our hotel to Two Jack Lake we stop to view the Banff Springs Hotel from a roadside vantage point.

A mile or two along the way we spot some wildlife, an elk, foraging at the edge of the forest.

He's a big guy.

We arrived at Two Jack Lake. Very picturesque. Our tour director said it's called Two Jack Lake because it's named for two guys named "Jack." Duh!

Here's three guys paddle boarding on Two Jack Lake. The water is glacier fed, about 38 degrees F. You don't want to fall in.

From Two Jack Lake we drive to Lake Minnewanka.

The surrounding mountains are impressive. It's August and there's still snow.

Nancy checking out the view.

Charlie from North Carolina snaps a pic of Bill and Nancy. Thanks, Charlie!

We drive back to Banff, where the mountains dominate the town.

Just outside of town is Bow Falls.

Downstream from the Falls the water is swift but calmer. River rafting is done from here.

Enjoying the moment.

Above the Falls we visited the Banff Springs Hotel which we saw from a distance earlier. Very nice setting for a hotel!

After a morning of touring we have the afternoon free for a rooftop lunch at the "Elk and Oarsman."

An old-timey mode of transportation is still available in Banff. We saw this buckboard carriage on the walk back to our hotel.

After a nap and some freshening up we went to a dinner theater in nearby Canmore to see "Oh Canada, Eh?" Our bus was met by Kevin, one of the cast, who welcomed us in costume.

"Anne" and "Rose Marie" were two of the seven performers.

The show included lots of interaction with the audience. This is Kevin at our GoAhead Tours table.

Nancy takes part in one of the bits with Kevin.

Nancy is picked on by Mountie Joel.

Tomorrow we leave Banff for Lake Louise and Yoho National Park on Day 4. Or return to Main Menu.