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Archive for June, 2007

06/29/2007

Bound for Glory

Spectacular scenery—and service—on the legendary Rocky Mountaineer train.   By Charlie Huisking   “A black bear ahead on the left!”   All aboard: The Rocky Mountaineer heads west. That news caused a commotion in the dining car of the Rocky Mountaineer train. We travelers stopped eating our brie-and-asparagus omelets and our scrambled eggs wrapped in […]

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06/28/2007

Beautiful Banff

Never-ending views and not too many tourists here in the heart of the Rockies.     By Charlie Huisking   You have to love a town where the streets are named Buffalo, Muskrat, Otter and Lynx.   That’s the case in Banff, the tourist center of the Canadian Rockies for more than a century.   […]

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06/25/2007

Swiss Bliss

  Luxuriating in the Rockies at the Swiss-owned Post Hotel Lake Louise.   By Charlie Huisking   I got to practice my German during my visit to the Canadian Rockies.   For two wonderful days, our headquarters was the Swiss-owned Post Hotel Lake Louise. This comfortably elegant inn is known for its warm ambiance and […]

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06/21/2007

Secret Splendor

We discover a stunning lake in the Canadian Rockies.   By Charlie Huisking   Everybody who visits the Canadian Rockies stops at Lake Louise. But many tourists fail to drive eight more miles up a twisting mountain road to the even more spectacular Moraine Lake.   Filled with turquoise water that gleams in the sun, […]

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06/20/2007

Rocky Mountain High

Cozy charm and luxury at the Post Hotel Lake Louise.   By Charlie Huisking   Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. During the height of the summer tourist season, nearly 10,000 visitors a day come to gaze at the turquoise waters of glacier-fed Lake Louise, nestled in the mountains about 40 minutes north of Banff.   Most […]

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06/19/2007

Emergency in Calgary

Our trip to Vancouver starts off with a medical adventure.   By Charlie Huisking   Vancouver, British Columbia, June 19. When I planned this trip to the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver, I told my editor that I’d focus in my blog on some of the unique inns and resorts where I’d be relaxing between hikes […]

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