Explore the Rockies has a promo on right now for residents of Alberta. If you take the pledge to disconnect from technology for the day you will get FREE tickets for the kids. Here is the pledge we took:***please note this promotion is over***
When we moved to Alberta, Banff was our first stop. My brother has called Banff home for almost 10 years and I can see why he will not leave. Our first visit started our long love affair with Banff. We are there so often the locals thought we were locals! But that is another post!
First stop — Banff Gondola!!
This is the view out the back of our Gondola. It is a loooong trip up!! I had a nervous silly giggle going the whole way. We have that on video…. but I am not ready to share that! 🙂
The trip was not soooo bad. A little shock when the wind started and the gondola swung about… but we all made it off safely! When you get to the top you are rewarded with beauty as far as the eye can see. Having driven through the mountains millions of times I was in awe of the view!
You can see so much from the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff, Canada. No matter where you point your camera you are rewarded with beautiful pictures!
Looks like a postcard doesn’t it? It is not. It is my own picture. Way down there on the left is the city of Banff. Can you see it?
The gondola on Sulphur Mountain climbs 698m (2,292 ft) to an elevation of 2,281m (7,486 ft)!! Giving you the birds eye view of many mountain peeks!
The Banff Skywalk is an easy 1km walkway along the summit ridge that leads to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada, and the historic Sanson’s Peak Meteorological Station. Very neat history to explore!
The chances are also great that you will see some Rocky Mountain wildlife while on the summit as well. We were lucky enough to see some Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep! By then my battery had run out on the camera, so I have no pictures to share!
This was our first day taking advantage of the Unplug & Explore FREE tickets!
Part 2 — Banff Lake Cruise — to be continued….