So today I started packing for my trip to Banff. What?! Yes indeed, I am off to Banff tomorrow morning on a 6am flight, which means I have to be awake by 3:30 and out at the airport by 4:30 . . . *groan*
I always seem to be the person who is “randomly” selected for a technology search or pat down every single time I travel so I like to get there early and plan for this: get in the security line ASAP and expect to be delayed, have my technology at the ready, and have my shoes already off and in-hand.
Thanks to The Weather Network, my old fair and foul weather friend (pun intended), the weather in Banff for the coming week is as follows:
To some of you out there from warmer climates, this weather might seem cold, dreary, and unappealing, but for a Canadian Spring, this weather is quite lovely. I am packing mostly jeans and sweaters, but a dress or two for the sunny days and for afternoon tea.
As you can see, my cat, Valentine, is exhibiting some symptoms of Separation Anxiety . . .
And now for a few nifty facts about the Town of Banff:
- The Town of Banff has a population of 7,500.
- The Town of Banff has an elevation of 4,537 feet (1,383 metres), making it the highest town in Canada.
- Banff National Park was established in 1885 as Canada’s first National Park (third in the world), starting Canada’s national parks system.
- Mountains in Banff National Park are 45 to 120 million years old
- Castleguard Caves in the Northwest of Banff are Canada’s longest cave system.
Have any of you been to Banff before??? Let me know of any must-see places in the comments!!!