This blog post is a couple of days late, but oh. my. gosh. I am SO SO SO excited to share these images with you and tell you all about what we did! Lauren and I wanted to go on a long-weekend, last minute girl's trip & Banff was the PERFECT place. I will be going back here many many times in my life because it is the most beautiful place I ave ever seen. You win the mountain contest, Canadian Rockies, you win.
Our first night, we did the Banff Gondola ride and had dinner at the top - It was the most insane view ever, and the restaurant was like a glass box in the sky! The food was different but good. Before dinner, we walked through the forest on this bridge/lookout at the top... I felt like I was in a winter wonderland.
Next, we did a Lake Louise day (equally as winter-wonderland-y) where we walked around the lake and ate inside the Fairmont Lake Louise hotel - It was so incredibly gorgeous. We ate at Poppy and the food was amazing! You HAVE to get their donuts if you go. They are seriously life-changing. We also went on a spontaneous horseback ride around the lake - It was a 2 hour ride and was gorgeous, but so cold!
On our last day, we had a lazy morning and walked around the tiny town of Banff. This day was significantly warmer (Like high 40's hahaha), and we got a little taste of fall! We then made it to Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. This is a MUST do. It was so so cute, and the view is like a painting. I liked this building more than the Lake Louise Fairmont because of its old age and history, but the views at both are a must-see! After tea, we walked around the town more and just steps away from the downtown area is the Bow River. Which was so gorgeous! Everything was so yellow and colorful!
This was the trip of a lifetime and beautiful in every single way - I can't WAIT to go back!