MikeRC Posted May 11, 2006 Share Posted May 11, 2006 If you are a railway fanatic you have probably heard of Morants Curve. It has been used for hundreds of photos, prints and paintings of trains. It is an almost ideal setting with the Bow River beside the gentle curves and the spectacular backdrop of the mountains of the Paradise Valley and Lake Louise groups. It is also a nice ride out there. Cool day, better stop in Banff for coffee. Here's Mt Aylmer which is just northeast of Banff: If you have the time it's always nice to use Highway 1A (Banff Parkway) to get from Banff to Lake Louise as it's very scenic. They haven't cleaned the winter sand off the road and there are dozens of bighorn sheep, deer and elk feeding beside the road so it was even slower then usual. Best benefit was almost no traffic this early in the season. About half way between Baker Creek and Lake Louise along the 1A is the little pullout for Morants Curve. Looking at Morants Curve: And the Bow Valley toward Storm Mountain: There is only one passenger train a day now from Vancouver to Calgary, but about every 15 minutes there is a freight train: Hopefully they'll get out and clean the sand off the streets in Field so I can get out to the Truffle Pigs Cafe soon. Mike Cassidy Link to comment
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