May June 10, we made it to Banff. What a beautiful place! I have been here twice before – once as a teenager, and once again in 2004.
As we drove through the park, we saw 7 bears: 2 solos, a sow with a single cub, and a sow with twins. The ranger had warned us that a “bear jam” (cars backed up with gawkers) might be happening because she had received a report of a bear sighting, but she apparently didn’t know that they were out in droves this morning.
There are some physical addresses in this world that are envied and sought after: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 10 Downing Street, and 221B Baker Street come to mind. But we found four lucky property owners in the city of Banff who have a location at an intersection that I would LOVE to call mine. Here are the four corner photos:
So what’s the big deal, you say? Well, Banff has named most of their streets after local animals, such as Wolf, Elk, Beaver, and Cougar. These four lucky property owners live – unbelievably – on the corner of Moose and Squirrel! MOOSE and SQUIRREL!
After lunch, we headed to the Banff Gondola where an 8-minute sky ride took us to 7486 feet and an amazing view of the mountains and valleys.