Spruce Meadows

A Day at Spruce Meadows and Walking around Downtown Calgary

Spruce Meadows and Downtown Calgary

Spruce Meadows may be one of the most beautiful horse show grounds I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to a lot of them! It was another place on my bucket list, so I’ve marked off two places in two days…not bad! The show grounds are spread over 400 acres, include several lush grass show rings, schooling rings, and state of the art facilities. Continue reading “A Day at Spruce Meadows and Walking around Downtown Calgary”

Lake Louise

Banff National Park is BREATHTAKING!

Banff National Park

What a beautiful day in Banff National Park, rainy weather and all. Bev, Marion, Anne and I took a two hour drive from Calgary to the Lake Louise Area of the park to explore the Lake Agnes and Little Beehive Trail.

I met Bev and Marion on my trip to Antarctica this past winter and decided on a weekend visit to the Canadian Rockies. They, along with their friend Anne, opted to take me to the Lake Louise Area for a hike, rain or shine. I’m so glad they did. I had always heard Banff was beautiful, and it was on my bucket list. Boy, it did not disappoint!

Lake Agnes Trail

With the skies clouded over and a light drizzle falling, we started up a moderate 3.4 km trail. Converting from the metric system the trail gains approximately 1,300 feet over 2 miles as it wends beneath the pines trees switching back and forth up the mountain side.