2014 Summer Tour! Lake Louise.

Boys Chorus Lake Louise

A bit tired after an earlier than usual wake-up following a late night, we were greeted by another spectacular morning in the Canadian Rockies.

A quick breakfast, loading of the bus, followed by our departure for one of the top scenic spots in the world . . . Lake Louise.

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Upon arrival at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise we disembarked and headed out to the boat house.  We formed up into teams of one staff/parent and 2 boys and we started loading up the canoes and striking out for the far shore.

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Each canoe was on the water for an hour.  Everyone had a great time and there were even a couple of “races”.

After the canoes, the boys and staff members had a bit of time to hit the shops in the Chateau Lake Louise and walk around and snap a few photos.  There were beautiful vistas in every direction, but the lake and it’s glacial backdrop constantly draw one’s attention.

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We finished up our time at Lake Louise with our traditional group photo.

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Then we were off across the valley to the Lake Louise Gondola for a buffet lunch and a 14 minute ride up to the Interpretive Center.

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The view at the Center was of the mountain range that contains Lake Louise and it was truly breathtaking.

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You can see Lake Louise in the center right part of the photo.

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We visited the Center, viewed a short film about the grizzly bear, and broke into three groups to go on a 30-minute hike (accompanied by a ranger) out on the mountain.

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On the way down on the gondolas we were fortunate enough to see a grizzly bear!

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A great final day in the Canadian Rockies.  Upon arrival at the base station, we boarded the AABC bus for our trip into Calgary.

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We bid farewell to the Canadian Rockies!

 

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