What a crazy season 2020 has been! Wading through this pandemic, with its restrictions, challenges and protective measures– we are thankful to have seen this farm season through. Now it’s time for a refresh. Each year we cap off the season with a celebration or a vacation of some sort.
This year Denis and I decided on a weekend trip to Banff. A stay-in-the-province getaway to celebrate the completion of another successful season as a family. Gosh they worked hard this year! We all did.
This little getaway was well deserved and just what our little fam-jam needed.
Where did we stay?
We rented an Airbnb condo in Canmore (definitely recommend!), with plenty of space for all seven of us. The view of those mountains out every window and off our balcony was incredible. Everywhere you turn in Banff/Canmore you see the majestic Rocky Mountains– just sitting on the sofa eating cereal and looking out was soul-filling.
We planned a few activities to enjoy over the weekend, however a big part of the fun was just chilling together doing things we don’t normally do. The pool at the resort was a big hit (even with social distancing measures), learning some new board games together, and the boys loved the night we spent watching hours of American Ninja Warrior eating popcorn and staying up late.
(With only one TV at our home and no cable– a television in every room is all kinds of special!)
What did we do?
BANFF GONDOLA + BOARDWALK — A gondola ride up to the summit, with breathtaking views of the mountain range and an expansive summit boardwalk in the crisp winter air. Definitely worthwhile.
This activity had all the best elements– adventure (in the words of a scared Faith on the ride up, “So this is how it ends…” and Felix, “We’re all gonna die!!”), space to run for active kiddos, and boundless beauty all around to take in.
Oh and coffee at the end 😉 There is a Starbucks at the base.