Banff National Park | Part 2

Come see the final part of our journey. Thanks for joining us.

Our View From Iowa

by Jim and Melanie

Our hosts at our B&B urged us to ride the gondola to Sulfur Mountain next door to Banff. Near the base of the mountain is a place called Cave and Basin. It is the first of Canada’s national parks, established in 1885. We secured our tickets and climbed aboard with two other people. The ride started out kind of level as you can see below. By the time we reached the top several minutes later, we were going nearly vertical. It was great fun and scenic. The town of Banff and the surrounding valley and mountains were beautiful.

At the top was a round building housing the cable car machinery, restaurant, and gift shop. Outside was a wooden path leading to a neighboring peak. On that peak was a stone shelter that once housed weather station equipment, a cot, stove, and a few supplies. In…

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