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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring is Here!

Saturday March 20th was the official first day of spring, but to me the real sign that spring is here is when you see your first yard sale sign. So it seemed very appropriate that I walked by my first yard sale of the season on my way to work this past Saturday :)

We have been really lucky to have had spring-like weather this past month. The temperature has been around zero, town is almost snow-free and there is still lots of snow up on the mountains. The warm weather inspired me to go on my first official jog on this past Sunday. I usually run along the river by Central Park, then continue up to Surprise Corner. This is a gorgeous walk or run for anyone in town. There is an amazing view of the Banff Springs from Surprise Corner, as well you are able to see Bow Falls.

I feel so lucky to live in Banff and have embraced the mountain lifestyle. Being able to hike Tunnel Mountain or going for a canoe ride after work is such a privilege and I am excited for all these activities to begin for another season!

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Après Ski at the Juniper Bistro

I had a wicked day skiing at Sunshine Village on Monday...the snow was great, the sun was shining and it was definitely spring skiing temperatures. After a couple hours of skiing, we had a nice little snack in the Chimney Corner Lounge inside the main lodge for a quick break and then went back to the hill. The warm temperatures meant really soft snow and great skiing conditions in the afternoon.

After leaving Sunshine Village we headed to the Juniper Bistro, located just outside the town of Banff at the bottom of Mount Norquay (right off the Trans Canada Highway). We sat on the patio and enjoyed some delicious après ski. This restaurant has $5 appetizers available from 5 - 9pm and an amazing my opinion, the Juniper Bistro has one of the best patios in Banff! We ordered a lot of chicken wings and the cheese plate; all food was really delicious. And if you enjoy a Caesar; theirs are quite tasty :)

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Snow in the Canadian Rockies

On Sunday I wore flip flops for the first time this year, thinking that spring may officially be here. On Monday Banff/ Lake Louise received 25cm of new snow, signalling that winter is definitely not over :)
We couldn't be happier at how white the town of Banff currently is...and especially at how much fresh snow the ski hills have received. Here is a photo from my balcony taken this morning showing Mount Norquay:

I was unable to make it to the ski hill today, but I spoke with some friends who said the conditions are unbelievable. The Banff Aspen Lodge has different ski packages available. Check out our two day Ski and Soak package that costs only $102 per person per night (based on two people and two nights). This includes passes to relax in the Banff Upper Hot Springs and one day of skiing at either Sunshine Village, Lake Louise or Mount Norquay. Check out for more information and hope to see you soon~

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Banff's Littlest Cheerleader~

Check out Banff's mini-est cheerleader:

I was back in Ontario this week to visit my family and brought my niece this adorable hoodie from Roots Canada. Roots is located at 227 Banff Avenue and has some great Banff Hoodies. The quality of their sweatshirts is amazing; they can last for a long time and are a great reminder of your time spent in Banff.

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Corporate retreat, meeting and conference facilities at the Banff Aspen Lodge in the Canadian Rockies
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P.O. Box 1017
Banff, Alberta
Canada T1L 1A9
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