Lake Louise she stole my Heart

Location MapLake Louise is much more remote feeling than Banff and so consequently it feels so much more like the wilderness. You don’t have to walk far before you leave the roads and find peace in the forest. Hopefully you don’t also find a bear, unless of course you’re on the other side of the electric fence that protects the inhabited areas. Even then, better make it two fences!
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Banff

Location MapIt wasn’t the typical time to visit Banff during the Film Festival like you might expect. The end of October is a time of transition for the area. The green is exchanged for snow. Deciduous Larch pine trees that line the town streets turn vibrant yellows and oranges. Tourists are replaced by waves of Australians and Germans coming to do the winter season on the working holiday visa.
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Toronto

imageToronto, another one of the world’s mega cities. Built on a very predictable grid, but it surprised me to know it’s full of many little settlements. There’s Greektown, Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Portugal and Little Italy, but overall it still seems to have a very American feel about it.

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Poor Niagara!

imageI really should have seen Niagara Falls before going to Iguacu Falls! To be honest it wasn’t all that exciting. Sure it’s pretty big, but in any case you don’t really go to a city to see nature now do you? A waterfall next to a Canadian casino (or was it American? So hard to tell) isn’t really what I’m into.

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