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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cozy Cave Bakehouse in Banff

At our Staff BBQ we were treated to a great surprise...a delicious cake from the Cozy Cave Bakehouse:This cake was DELICIOUS! Thanks to Barbara for organizing such a fun staff event ~

The Cozy Cave Bake Shoppe is an old fashioned bakery that makes amazing cakes and cookies. My favourite thing to buy are the individual cupcakes...there are so many different flavours! Whenever I have someone visiting me in Banff, I make sure to bring them to the Cozy Cave ~ located at 208 Bear Street in downtown Banff.

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Summer BBQ at Cascade Ponds

The hotel had our annual Staff Summer BBQ on Tuesday at Cascade Ponds. Located off the Lake Minnwanka Road, Cascade Ponds is an open area around a large man-made pond with islands. There are shelters, picnic tables and fireboxes that make the area an ideal place to relax and have a picnic on a summer afternoon! We played lots of different games, including the all time favourite "toss the water balloon!" A few of us got a little bit wet during this one :)
To get to Cascade Ponds, turn off the Lake Minnewanka Road onto the first gravel road north of the Trans-Canada overpass. A 2.5 km trail runs north to join the Bankhead Interpretive Trail. A short, steep trail climbs the hill behind the ponds to a viewpoint at the power line and continues on to Johnson Lake. Cascade Mountain is visible everywhere.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fame-seeking Banff Squirrel

The following photo has made our friend "Cindy the Squirrel" famous. Here she is posing at Lake Minnwanka with the Brandts. “We had our camera set up on some rocks and were getting ready to take the picture when this curious little ground squirrel appeared, became intrigued with the sound of the focusing camera and popped right into our shot!” Ms. Brandts wrote.

This photo, snapped by Melissa Brandts in Banff National Park, has taken the Internet by storm.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bighorn Sheep

Ran into this guy last night when driving around Lake Minnwanka. The Lake Minnwanka Loop is a wonderful drive and gives you the opportunity to see Lake Minnewanka, Two Jack Lake, Johnson Lake, the ghost town of Bankhead, bighorn sheep, coyotes, elk and other large wildlife.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Reasons for a Last Minute Banff Vacation

Why Should You Book a Banff Aspen Lodge Getaway?
1) Our amazing Frugal Day Sale (details in following post)
2) You will have the opportunity to enjoy incredible mountain views...such as the one below of Rundle Mountain taken on a picnic that I went on last night . And clearly no picnic is complete without chocolate chip cookies and white wine :)

More Frugal Days in Banff

Just a quick note to let you know that we've extended the hotel's Frugal Day Sale into August. Celebrate summer, come to the Banff Aspen Lodge and receive incredible savings. Book now on select August dates for your Canadian Rockies Vacation and receive 50% off of our Premium Room Rate ~
Corporate retreat, meeting and conference facilities at the Banff Aspen Lodge in the Canadian Rockies
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Reservations - 877-886-8857
Fax - (403) 762-5905
Banff Hotels
  401 Banff Avenue
P.O. Box 1017
Banff, Alberta
Canada T1L 1A9
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