Another day out we went to Nakiska, a smaller ski resort than Lake Louise, but just as beautiful.
While some of our party skied, others took the opportunity to explore the area and found a track leading to a frozen waterfall.
The track was well marked, although narrow in parts. It was well used and we often had to step aside to make room for families of snow shoers or even the occasional couple on cross country skies.
The track wound its way through, though pine forests and birch forests with some stunning scenery en route.
After about an hour’s walk we made it to the waterfall.
It was about twenty feet high and quite spectacular.
There was a little black squirrel darting about, obviously this was a popular picnic point as there were suddenly more birds and creatures.
We took a route back along the river with yet more wonderful views.
In the late afternoon we picked up the skiers and drove the scenic route back to Canmore. We were searching out a moose that my son had seen several times in a particular area.
We didn’t have any luck finding the moose, but the drive was out of this world. It was a bit of an adventure as we weren’t sure if the road would be closed further up due to snow. There were also parts where it went through the mountains and there were Avalanche warning signs saying not to stop your car.
One of our favourite views came round one bend. . . .
The drive down to a lower altitude was rather precipitous with lots of hairpin bends. I was glad I wasn’t driving.
We were very glad to reach Canmore in time for a wonderful Italian meal.