In 2014, I visited Alberta to explore Banff National Park with my family. This place is home to the mountainous terrain of the Rocky Mountains, dense coniferous forests, and alpine landscapes (glaciers and ice fields). Banff is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885, and is even a part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This was our first family camping trip, which was exciting but also worrisome with a young child. Knowing that our typical hiking trails were never too ‘family-friendly,’ I was unsure how this would turn out. Keep in mind: one step for an adult was like 3-5 steps for a child.
We ended up hiking to the Lake Agnes Teahouse, also known as the Big Beehive trail. This trail was known for the view of Bow Valley and Lake Louise. Roundtrip was estimated to be about 3-4 hours of hiking with elevation that inclined gradually upwards as you wrap your way around the mountainside to reach the Teahouse up top.
So, what else happened?
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