We crossed the border with no problem. Our first stop was in Cochran. We spent 2 nights there. We rested and stocked up on some groceries. Again we had a few snow flurries. We stayed at Bow River Edge Campground (very nice RV Park).
Next stop beautiful Banff. What a beautiful sight, the snow covered mountains were spectacular. We stayed in the Banff National Park. We were visited daily by Elk. We saw deer everyday in town on residents front lawn. We walked downtown and took a few hikes. We visited Lake Louise and stopped by the two beautiful resorts in Banff and Lake Louise. We hiked the trail to the back of Lake Louise to where we had to stop because of possible avalanche. We also hiked the trail to Johnson falls plus several other trails. We saw some beautiful waterfalls. The Gondola ride was great (www BanffGondola.com) .
Unfortunately Blazer had a little accident, he was playing with a stick, caught it by the end and punctured his esophagus. He spent 3 days at the vet. We were very lucky. The vet was very nice, they said he was a really good boy. He is doing much better now. He is afraid to drink, but he sure loves the meatballs we have to make for him. The meatballs are about the size of a nickel (so he can swallow them whole),and loves being hand fed. He will chew a whole tray of the little ice cubes. No more sticks for Blazer.
From Banff we went to Jasper National Park. This was also a spectacular place to visit. We saw Elk,Mule and Whitetail deer, Caribou, Moose, Mountain goats, Bighorn sheep and 1 black bear walking alone some railroad tracks. These two parks where the most spectacular we ever saw, the mountains, the trees, the wildlife, and the fresh air, just great. We will upload photo’s when we get a better connection. Check out the map, we updated it.