"Tito Dennis, can we please go on a canoe?"
Because of its close proximity to the town of Banff (which is less than an hour drive away), no one dares to miss it. Most people actually think of visiting this lake when planning a trip to Banff. Anyone of course with a heftier budget can stay at the only hotel on the lake shore and thus have more time in the area: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
|I was hoping this was my view outside my New York apartment|
"Yes", Aaron's eyes lit up, his voice sounding like he's asking for a Christmas gift, "Please".
|The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise as seen from the canoe|
|My father, mother and brother on Canoe #23|
|The smiles of my nephew and sister-in-law say it all|
After fitting us with mandatory life jackets and briefly introducing on the basics of canoeing, we got assisted by staff into two canoes. With me on the boat was Aaron and my sister-in-law. My nephew was so excited I was fearful we might tip over. We soon glided effortlessly across the smooth surface of the cold water, deeper into the emerald lake, paddling into this great arena of breathtaking grandeur.
Aaron couldn't wait to tell his friends back in Edmonton.