Banff Gondola & Summit Walk
This was our second time going up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain via the Banff Gondola. The 1st time was in March with our friend PHN, and back then, I was in my 17th week of pregnancy, and it was the beginning of Spring. This time, it’s winter, and we brought baby E up there too! It was her first time on board a gondola which climbed from a base height of 2,292 ft (where the lower terminal was) to an elevation of 7,486 ft at the summit upper terminal.
The summit walk atop Sulphur Mountain is an easy 1 km hike along the summit ridge that leads to the Cosmic Ray Station, which is a National Historic Site of Canada; and the historic Sanson’s Peak Meteorological Station.
Town of Banff
Serenaded by Christmas carols, we dawdled in the Christmas festivity that encompassed the town of Banff. With its pristine surrounding environment where the mountain ranges dwell, we are charmed by it’s beauty every time we are here.
That night, we had Safeway’s BBQ and fried chicken for dinner. We also tried their Jambalaya soup, which came with chicken, ham, celery, onion, sausages and rice within the soup itself – tasty!!
After dinner, we took turns to shower, while the other looked after baby E. We made her a pillow princess – a term we used to call me because I sleep with lots of pillows surrounding me. Now, we’ll use it on baby E because she is our worthy princess! Also managed to capture a precious moment of daddy talking to baby as she listened so intently..
That night was the last night we spent in Banff, will we ever return again? Of course! For sure!