Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Banff

IMG_0230There is no question that my favourite thing I did when I was out west for work was take the gondola up Sulphur Mountain in Banff.

After a very  rainy week in Vancouver I hopped on a quick flight to Calgary.  And while Alberta was much colder in temperature, I was thankful for the cheerful blue sunny skies. I arrived in Calgary late on Saturday which meant I had the entire day on  Sunday to explore, and with Banff  being a short one hour drive away,  I just had to go and see what all the hype was about.

 Even just the drive from Calgary to Banff was incredible!  I was in awe watching the Rockies slowly pop up from the flat planes.  The mountains stretched as far as my eyes could possibly see to the north and south, and the closer I got the larger and more majestic the mountains became.

The town of Banff is actually quite small with a population of less than 8,000 people, but was bustling with tourists even in Feburary. My mom had highly recommended that I take the Gondola up Sulphur Mountain as she had, so after a tasty baked salmon lunch at Coyotes South Western Grill, I drove to the base and bought my ticket. At first I was  shocked at the price, $34.96 for an adult, but I soon realized it was worth every penny.

Even after seeing a variety of mountain ranges all over the world, I was still overwhelmed by the beauty of the Rockies as I stepped out of the gondola. The sheer number of mountains was staggering and wherever I looked there was an infinite view of snow covered peaks. The scene had me tearing up, and not just because the cold wind was blowing in my eyes. I felt a real patriotic connection to the Canadian Rocky Mountains and I felt very proud to belong to such a beautiful country.

While my photographs cannot even  begin to justify the beauty of The Rockies, here are a few snapshots I took.

Click on the thumbnails to see the gallery in full size.

Advertisements

One response to “Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Banff

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s