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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The changing colours of Banff






Cool, calm, and crisp weather of autumn make mountain biking in Banff exhilarating this time of year. The fall weather seems as if it is perfect for outdoor exercise of any type. Cycling in Banff is such a treat any time of year but my favorite time to hit the trails is right now September and October. The trees are displaying one of nature’s grandest colour displays by turning a gorgeous golden orange and I have about a one month window of opportunity to catch these images and smells for my memory to reflect upon in the cold winter days. A drive up Tunnel Mountain or around Minnewanka loop will certainly show you nature’s unique timing of changing colours. However, I do recommend stepping out of the car hoping on a bike and getting out feeling the seasons change up close. You won’t be disappointed and best of all it’s free!



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Friday, September 24, 2010

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

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The men of Banff, Canada turned out at central park this afternoon to take part in Walk A Mile In her Shoes in support of  YWCA Banff's activities to stop domestic violence. Balancing, tip-toeing and holding each other was just a few of the ways they made their way down Banff Ave sidewalk. Tourist visitors had a good chuckle as they strutted their stuff walking by them.  My personal favorite was the pink pumps with a 2.5'' heel and of course the awesome dancing sasquatch. Well done guys! lol!









 



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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Snow in Septemeber YIKES!

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Winter Wonderland came early this year in Banff and to many tourists it was a big surprise. A fresh 20cm of snow  fell down last night. These photos were taken at about 11:00am. 



 
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Melissa’s Road Race September 24th & 25th



Are you coming to Banff for Melissa’s road race? 

The 31st annual road race is on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25th. With over 2,000 competitors and two races a 10km run and a 22km mini-marathon. Fantastic scenery, challenging hills and best of all fun times can be expected for this spectacular event. We are looking forward to hosting your stay with us here at Douglas Fir Resort. 

All the best of luck!

  Book your  stay for September 24th & 25th!


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Monday, September 13, 2010

2010/2011 Ski Packages are here!

Book early for this season winter start in Banff! Short lines, great availability, and family fun!

Family Ski Getaway Pakage

Ski and Stay Package

Ultimate Ski Getaway Package

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