Horseback Riding The trail riders cross the rivers several times and go through the national forest for miles. There is more to do in the summer in Banff than in the winter. The temperatures while we were in Banff were in the 60s during the day and in the 30s at night. It was wonderful for hiking. Back home in Round Top, Texas the temp was 105 degrees.
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel This is the hotel we stayed in. This is a beautiful hotel, built in 1888 by the Canadian National Railroad. In the bottom left of the picture is the hotel golf course; bottom right is the Bow River. I used priceline dot com to reserve our room at a very good rate. (If you click this picture it will show you many more pictures of the hotel)
Million Dollar View This view of the Bow Valley Basin was named the "million dollar view" by the chairman of the national railroad in 1885. We ate dinner overlooking it, and then Betty posed for this picture (it does not get dark until 10:30 p.m.). The next day it was time to head home to Texas and the 105 degree temps. Oh well. the great temps have to be left in Banff.