Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and got to spend it with friends and family. As for myself, I had the chance to take a break from the busy city life and go to the mountains for a little change of environment. It’s nice that the towns of Canmore and Banff are close to my home city so it doesn’t take much to get a relaxing and refreshing break.
Since spring has just started, I wasn’t surprised to see a lot of snow on mountains along with still frozen lakes and rivers. As most people probably know, weather and temperature in Alberta can get extreme and this last winter hasn’t been the friendliest either.
I like going to Banff because aside from the views are always spectacular all year round, it lets you get close to nature. You’ll get a chance to get a closer look at mountains, rivers, lakes, and of course, wildlife! I always get excited every time I see a deer on the roadside or a mountain goat way up too the side of the mountain. And of course, there is always that one spot that will capture your heart and mine will be this spot:
I like how all of nature’s wonders are in this like view of a majectic mountain, green clear waters, skies and different kind of trees lining the river. It’s always picture worthy in my opinion.
We booked a hotel room since we don’t plan on returning home the same day and although I already knew that the room will come with a view, actually seeing it from inside the room still amazed me! The room was spacious with 2 queen sized bed, a couch, a small dining table set, and the usuals like mirrored vanities, fridge and tv.
I like the big glass door that lets guests see the outside view from the bed without having to leave the room. Imagine waking up to this view:
It also comes with a private balcony where guests can enjoy the unobstructed stunning view of the mountains!
And you know you just have to have your picture taken here 😄
This is what it looked like outside at night…
We went out to get some pasta for dinner but I didn’t get the chance to take some photos as I was busy admiring the surrounding mountain so I’ll just share the view outside the restaurant we went to for dinner…
We went back to our hotel to get some rest and I was ready to get some sleep as I was tired and the weather is really cold so getting under the blanket sounded like a really good idea. Oh and this was my outfit for the day that was covered with a winter coat due to cold weather. Wore an off the shoulder, pink and white gingham printed top with ribbons on each sleeve paired with cuffed jeans.
But of course you don’t always get that rest or sleep you want right when you want it. Just doesn’t work that way I guess as my minime requested that we check out the hotel pool and hot tub and go for a swim. So instead of pyjamas, I changed into my swimsuit.
The hotel has a big regular pool and the wall was painted aqua blue with some ocean creatures 😄 that the kids surely liked. I just stayed in the hot tub as it’s very relaxing after a long day of walking and exploring. I know this will put me to sleep in no time when I get back to our room.
The next morning, I was literally pulled out of bed for same reason and I just picked a different set of swimsuit and this time, it was a tankini set with a skirted bottom.
Then we continued to explore and appreciate the sceneries this place has to offer.
I can’t wait to go back in the summer when I won’t have to wear winter coat and hat 😄 and go to the Glacier Skywalk. It’s another adventurous way to enjoy nature and the views.