Now /September 10, 2017 by Deborah Clague It was all too brief, but Banff National Park always delivers a memorable holiday: Hiking near Bow Falls with the iconic Banff Springs Hotel in the background. Bow Falls Enjoying the view while driving the Columbia Icefields Parkway. Hiking up to Athabasca Glacier. Inukshuk near the edge of Athabasca Glacier. Adding a stone, making a wish. Despite sweating in the heat earlier in the day, I was absolutely frozen at the top of Athabasca Glacier. Hiking a beautiful valley in Jasper National Park. These guys stopped traffic. Dining at Seoul South Korean Restaurant in Banff. He asked for "as spicy as you can possibly make it ... and then make it spicier". No heart attacks or other health issues reported, thankfully. Hiking the jurassic landscape at Horseshoe Canyon near Drumheller, Alberta. Roar! The World's Largest Dinosaur primed to attack. What kid – and kid at heart – wouldn't love visiting a town with giant dinosaur statues near every intersection? I love it!