Canada: In Banff, stunning vistas, fairytale hotels and elk nachos
As was once common in these Canadian Rockies, we struck gold this week. Well, photographic gold. Check out Al Seib's shots of Banff and surrounding attractions. It's a mixture of castle-like hotels and breathtaking natural scenery. The hotels are easy to spot. So is the scenery. But finding the raging waters of Bow Falls took a little digging. Well worth the effort -- a wedding dress of whitewater and mist a short walk from town.
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Heavy rains have left the Bow River bulging. These falls, on beautiful trails south of town, can't be run by raft. But float trips are available on a more peaceful stretch just south of them.