We woke up to showers but the forecast called for some sun later in the day. We decided to stick close to the town of Banff and did a few short hikes around Bow Valley – Banff town is located on the Bow River in Bow Valley.
Hoodoos (nothing compared to Utah’s Bryce Canyon – but the backdrop is spectacular).
Upper Hot Spring – too crowded for our tastes.
Cave and Basin – a former hot springs closed to protect the endangered Banff Snail – looked like a great place for a hot soak.
The Cave and Basin Marsh Loop trail – a pretty marsh along the Bow River.