On Saturday we headed out to visit Banff and Lake Louise. It was cold and partly sunny and we drove through a bit of snow here and there. The roads were very slick with a dusting of snow on them as the traffic had packed it down. We took our time. They use sand grit on the roads here but not salt. When cars pass you the rocks fly up and hit your car. I, of course, jumped every time one hit the car! It's a scary thing but they are so used to it that it doesn't bother them. Cracked windshields and dents in the vehicle are a common thing. :)
The views were like picture postcards. The mountain tops laden with snow and the trees with a dusting of fresh powder were so beautiful. Enjoy!
The Trans Canada Highway to Banff.
This is the entrance to the Banff National Park. We paid for a Family Day Pass and drove on through.
This car had slid off of the highway and we saw a transport truck sitting on the median in the deep snow a short way up the road. It was too slippery to travel fast as a lot of vehicles were. No one was hurt in this accident.
Castle Mountain was caught up in the clouds over it's summit.
There are many of these tunnel overpasses along the highway. There are fences all along the sides of the woods along the highway to keep the elk, bear and wolves off the highway. These bridges are for the animals to use to get from one area to another without being a danger to vehicle traffic. The roads were drier along this stretch.
We are just about to Lake Louise and I'll be back with more photos of that iconic tourist spot soon.
I hope you enjoyed the drive along the highway through the Canadian Rockies. I was so glad that we went on this day trip.
It was so spectacular to see the beautiful mountains with the snow and the bright blue sky. Even the clouds were beautiful.
I hope you all have a great week. We head home tomorrow which makes me sad as I will miss my family here so much. It's just too long between visits.
See you soon.