Revelstoke to Calgary (with a pit stop in Banff)

As much as we were impressed by the drive to Revelstoke, we had many eye popping vistas greet us as we headed to Calgary.

Golden BC has the whole Kicking Horse Mountain resort going for it, which is about 14 km from Golden, and completely not on our itinerary. One thing to keep in mind, which we didn’t, is that you lose an hour going into Mountain Time in Golden. So we grabbed snacks at the Highway 1 Tim Hortons, a facility that has seen better days, and headed east.

Field BC, is the last outpost for British Columbia and there we were greeted with our first real treat in the wildlife department. Elk. They were not by the side of the road, a frozen shallow body of water separated us, but we could see them and one certainly saw us and stared back.

The mountain scenery never failed to make an impression.

Although pressed for time, we had to stop in Banff. I had heard the town site had been developed beyond its quaint size and I wanted to explore.

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