day 8 – 9. July 2017

A very special driving exercise

Today we have to get up early. The first stop for today is one of the top attractions and therefore a lot of people are expected. We leave before breakfast. Arrived at Emerald Lake, we grab the last RV pitch and make a breakfast. After breakfast we go to the lake. There are already countless tourists on the lake shore. We have a short look around and go directly to the shore path to walk around the lake. After a few meters, the “photo-obsessed” tourists decrease significantly. We enjoy the idyllic circular path with fascinating views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.

After the round trip we continue on the Trans-Canada Highway #1 to Field. In the Visitor Center we inquire about the Takakawa Falls and decide to visit them as well. The approach to the Falls is a bit “special”: On the road to the Falls there are two very narrow hairpin turns. All vehicles with a length of more than 7.5 meters have to drive into the hairpin curve, and then backwards up the mountain to the next hairpin curve. Then it goes forward again.

After this short trick the rest of the way is easy to drive. Arriving at the parking lot, once again numerous RV parking lots with cars are blocked. But we still find a place. After a short walk we see the huge 234m high waterfall. Even if there is a lot of activity here again, the approach was absolutely worthwhile. Then we continue to our campground at Lake Louise. But the pitches at Lake Louise are partly a little closer together, but nevertheless they are beautifully situated in the forest.

Campground: Lake Louise Trailer, Site 118 with electricity, CAD $ 38,30 (with showers)

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