The RMASC is actively helping everyone realize they have no limits when it comes to outdoor adventure in the Bow Valley. The RMASC participants completed the Triple Crown of Canmore last summer – a hiking challenege comissioned by Waymarker Hospitality and The Georgetown Inn which challenges hikers to complete the East End of Rundle, Ha Ling Peak and Mount Lady Macdonald in just one summer. They must post a photo of themselves at each peak on The Georgetown Inn Facebook Page to claim their complimentary beer glass that is refillable for a discount at The Georgetown Inn Pub and a T Shirt! Way to go RMASC. Click Here to watch their inspiring video.
Canmore is always quiet this time of year. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing going on or nothing to do! The Banff Hot Springs is always a great place to visit – and this time of year there won’t be a line! Thanks to the early snow some ski hills like Naksika and Norquay are opening a few runs early. Sure you won’t be knee deep in powder but you’ll get a leg up on the competition! And sometimes, it’s just nicer when the town is quiet. The Georgetown Inn is featuring a Date Night at The Pub for a reduced rate and the Silver Creek Lodge offers Girls GetAway nights. Get out of the city and Experience Canmore in the mountains this November. You get all the benefits of a mountain experience at lower rates and a quiet escape from work and everyday life. For ideas and links comment on this blog!
Mystic Springs Chalets and Hot Pools have been making some exciting updates! Old furniture is being replaced with new, trendy, comfortable pieces. There are new curtains, new bedspreads and new pillows! We have added 42″ LED flatscreen TV’s to every chalet. The pool is fully repaired and is at a warm 85 degrees. We are so excited about this that we have added a page to our website with some of the photos! Check it out Mystic Springs Photo Gallery
…..to the amazing lookout at the end of the moraine – WOW!!
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!
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
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.
Beat the heat today and check out the hidden dam ruins pools and little waterfall today. Excusion #36 in the “Out’n About” guide book, this easy walk that starts up in the Canmore Three Sisters subdivision is sure to be a hit with families with kids of all ages looking for fun day to escape and relax. Take a picnic and go! >DS
Want to do a moderate hike that’ll take you breath away and indulge your inner flower power passions? Ok then, Chester Lake is in full bloom now and literally is a must do while visiting over the next few weeks. Grab my Out’n About – a fun and friendly guide to Banff & Canmore book available in most book and sports stores and many premier resorts and hotels in the area and GO!! >DS