Wow, Wow, Wow. What a day on the water. Along with a few friends recently we decided to go for a lake kayaking trip. We originally thought Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park which is an easy 45 minute drive from Vagabond Lodge. It was so crowded with car traffic we didn't even get to the parking lot. And this is on a Tuesday after the labour day weekend when everyone is supposed to be going back to work and school. Go figure. After a few seconds discussing what to do we decided to head up the Banff Jasper highway to Bow Lake. Best decision we could have made.
It was just perfect with only about 10 people on a very large lake. We had an amazing day taking advantage of a classic fall day. We spent a couple of hours paddling around and found a nice spot to park for a picnic on the water in a little protected cove.
Bow Lake can be tricky at times with wind gusts and sudden weather changes. But not on this day. It was perfect.
There still were a lot of people around at the various viewpoints and hiking trailheads but not on the water.
Video is from our day at Bow Lake.
As the summer is coming to a close, there are a few things left on the plate I want to do yet. One was kayaking a last time down the Kicking Horse River through the town of Golden. The water levels have been dropping a lot in the last week or so with the cooler nights and cooler days. Friend Patrick and I did a more thorough scoop of the river to make sure we weren't going to have to deal with a lot of natural obstacles such as big rocks poking through. You do not want to hit a big rock. We found a good route and away we went. It is about a 45 minute trip and eventually we make our way onto the Columbia River which is more of a gentle float.
Vagabond Lodge is closing in a couple weeks and then will be reopening for ski season. International guests are going to be allowed into Canada from a variety of countries in a couple days as long as they are fully vaccinated. We are looking forward to having them back as they are our lifeline. We have an "Early Bird discount" for the upcoming winter season. Book now and get a 10% savings. Phone 250 344 2622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. These reservations need to be booked direct and you must be fully vaccinated in order to stay with us. Video is from our last trip of the season on the Kicking Horse.
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.