our final full day in canada was spent back in banff national park. on our way out of emerald lake lodge JC spotted a BEAR on the side of the road and we whipped the fasted U-turn i've ever seen. munching on some flowers he allowed us to snap a few photos and admire his cute little self. our bodies were pretty tired from hiking the day before, so we were looking for a more casual hike. peyto lake was perfect for this. we still felt active, but the entire hike takes about 20 minutes. and the water is CRAZY blue. we started to laugh when we saw it only because things just seem to keep getting prettier and prettier in this country.
the rest of our afternoon was spent wandering the num-ti lodge, grabbing rooftop beers, having another 2 bottles of wine lunch at our hotel, playing cards, napping and hot tubbing and later venturing into town for dinner at the truffle pig bistro. this place! their food was insanely good and the vibes were so cute.