Enjoy the silence
Since Moraine Lake is also quite crowded, we have to get up early again today and drive quickly to Moraine Lake. Also here the parking lot is already full. When we arrive at 7:45 a.m., we once again get the last RV parking lot. After breakfast we first walk along the shore to the end of the lake.
Back at the parking lot we go on for a hike to the Consolation Lakes. Right at the beginning we first have to cross a boulder field with some watercourses and then a snow field. At the snowfield some people turn around again and on the way we meet only a few hikers. So you can enjoy the rest of the well constructed way. The last 200m we have to cross a boulder field again. Here my wife goes on strike and I continue with our daughter the last boulder field alone. We are rewarded with a view of a beautiful lake.
On the way back we have the possibility to watch some marmots. Once back at the camper, we return towards Trans-Canada-Hwy #1. But we leave it quite fast again and continue on Highway 1a towards Banff. On the way we visit the Johnston Canyon before we drive to Banff. After checking in at the campground we drive back to the city and have a look around. Banff is a nice but very touristy town.
Campground: Tunnel Mountain Village II, Site C35, CAD $ 37,80 (with showers)