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Sulfur Mountain
We got into town just before lunch and after a great lunch at Chaya - by far the best Japanese food I've had in a while - we wound up eating there 3 times in the four days we were in town.  Today wasn't particularly ambitious so we decided to visit Sulfur Mountain - a Gondola ride to the top and some great views.

View From Sulphur Mountain Stations

View From Second Peak

The perspective from the top is amazing.  What you would normally take hours of hiking can be had for a one time payment of just $21.50 (food not included). 

The Fairmont Banff Springs HotelColoured Mountain Flat ValleyMount Louis

Cave and Basin

Front Profile Squirrel
Back down in the valley, we decided to go see some wildlife - where better than the City of Banff for habituated animals?  Last time I was out, we found elk by Cave and Basin so we decided to go have a look.  No luck.  As a kid I remember visiting the caves so we went to check it out.

Motion Blur EatingSide Profile Squirrel

As a kid I remember trying to take pictures of squirrel's and now with the correct gear, I found it quite a bit easier.
 
Out at the Golf Course
I read somewhere that there are 470+ Elk that live in the Banff town area.  They are mostly passive (I've seen pictures of them walking the sidewalks down town), but in the fall they have their rut and the males get fussy and sometimes damage tourists.  Being fall I was somewhat curious to see Elk, but not get close.  Turns out they were hanging out at the golf course.

  3 Elk On Golf CourseHerd Of Elk On Golf Course


Herd Of Elk On Golf Course
Species: Cervus elaphus (Elk, Wapiti)
Tags: BC fauna
Mount Louis
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View From Second Peak
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View From Sulphur Mountain Stations
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Motion Blur Eating
Species: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus (Red Squirrel)
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Coloured Mountain Flat Valley
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Front Profile Squirrel
Species: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus (Red Squirrel)
Tags: BC fauna
3 Elk On Golf Course
Species: Cervus elaphus (Elk, Wapiti)
Tags: BC fauna
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
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Side Profile Squirrel
Species: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus (Red Squirrel)
Tags: BC fauna, shallow depth of field
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