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Bow Falls Photos, Banff

07 Apr

The Bow Falls in Banff are a must for a photo stop. They are located just below the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and can be easily found when you drive up on Spray Avenue towards the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. You turn left on Rundle Avenue at the traffic lights. Most group tours include the Bow Falls in their sights, but if you are driving yourself, you may want to use the Gypsy Guide for guidance.

I like stopping at the Bow Falls in Banff as they look so different at different times of the year. Here are a few pictures below to give you a idea of what to expect!

This photo was taken November 28 2006. This was a particularly cold start to the winter season so they almost froze over completely.Bow Falls, Banff - November 2006

The photo below was taken in June 2007 when a sudden increase in temperature caused a large amount of snowmelt to drain into the Bow River.

Bow Falls, Banff - June 2007 Flood

The photo below was taken on June 26 2006 when there was a lot of meltwater from the glaciers and snowmelt.

June 2006

This photo was taken on June 15 2008 for comparison. At this time of year, the Bow Falls always have a good volume of water.

Bow Falls, Banff, June 2008

This photo below was taken on November 26 2006. This was a very cold day and you can see the “steam” rising from the cold waters of the Bow River.

Bow Falls in Winter - December 2006

This is a typical photo in the fall / autumn time. With the colder nights, the glaciers start to release less meltwater causing the Bow River levels to be low.

Bow Falls in the summer, Banff

 

Ski Banff at Sunshine Village

11 Dec

All lifts are now open at Sunshine Village, Banff. Goat’s Eye Mountain was opened on Friday Dec 7th 2007 at 11am which pleased skiers and boarders as it gave them access to all the fresh powder!

All the ski hills are in great shape in the Canadian Rockies. To book your ski holiday in Canada, contact rocky-peak Ski Holidays.

 

Santa Claus is coming to Banff and Canmore!

23 Nov

Where to catch him:

1) “Light up Canmore” on FRI Nov 23 2007 (tonight) from 6-8pm at the Civic Centre Plaza. There will be hayrides, hot dogs and hot chocolate to celebrate this annual event in Canmore.

2) “Parade of Lights” in Banff on SAT Nov 24 2007 at 7pm. Please note that Calgary has cancelled it’s parade due to construction this year, so the turn-out in Banff is likely to be high.

The “Parade of Lights” in Banff will be preceded by “Christmas in the Rockies” which includes an afternoon of activities including Ginger Bread decorating!

3) Photo opportunities with Santa are from 2 to 6pm on SAT Nov 24 2007 in Banff. Just follow the reindeer tracks or the trail of cookie crumbs to find him!

Good luck with finding him and remember to be good!

 

Banff Wins Transit Award

23 Nov

Banff Mayor John Stutz has won a national award for his role in championing the evolution of the town’s new public transit system, from a mere bus ride to what is touted to become an enjoyable experience.

The mayor received the award from the Canadian Urban Transit Association in Quebec City on Wednesday Nov 14 2007. Banff is expected to bring in its new fleet of four hybrid buses early next year.

As part of the overall plan, the Town of Banff will place larger-than-life wildlife wraps around the buses, put story boards along the interior ceilings of the buses, and install a GPS system to help orient transit riders who are less familiar with Banff sites.

Source: Rocky Mountain Outlook

 
 
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