Plain of Six Glaciers at Lake Louise…a Classic!

For anyone visiting in the next few weeks while it’s still warm, a trip out to Lake Louise and a moderate hike up to see the Plain of Six Glaciers is a must-do. Went up yesterday and the glaciers are “calving” like crazy. Big chunks of snow and ice cascade down the cliffs making a tremendous thundering sound — be quick with the camera as the sound comes after the avalanche in most cases. Flowers still abound along the trail and Lake Louise with the Chateau in the distance is sure a pretty sight to see. Enjoy!

Another Great Hike Idea for a Hot Day!

Check out Jura Creek and Canyon out on Hwy #1A just 2.4 km east of Exshaw – park on the south side of the highway at the Greymont cement plant entrance. You’ll see the dirt trail directly across the road that leads up and into the cool, watery canyon. Wear sturdy sandals to enjoy sloshing, rock hopping and crossing log jams up through the creek as you head into a pretty little valley. Near the end of the trail, keep right.  Where the trail seems to end you can climb a small steep bouldery section and see ancient first nations pictographs there. A new favourite of ours. Kids and dogs love it too! (2-4 hrs, 7 km round trip, easy, no elevation gain). >DS

The start of the creek leading into the canyon

Canyon fun.

Wading up the canyon

Trailhead across the highway from where you park

Waymarker Welcomes Wild Orchid Asian Bistro

Wild Orchid Asian Bistro and Lounge is now the newest addition to the Waymarker Family! With everyone working around the clock, we were able to fully open to the public in a short amount of time. What we believe to be a “truly incredible feat,” says Thom McCann, our Waymarker Food & Beverage Manager.

The restaurant underwent innovative interior changes as well as a complete menu change; the menu is a fresh blend of Pan-Asian delicacies. Light fish flavours, sizzling tempura, crunchy fresh vegetable medleys and traditional coconut flavours will entice your palate.

The inviting ambiance will relax your mind while you enjoy our resto-lounge vibe, sunny patio and Zen surroundings.

Wild Orchid Asian Bistro