As we'd sorted the car last night we were on the road early(ish) in search of Lake Louise, Johnson Canyon and Lake Minnewanka.
We took a scenic route north through the park to Lake Louise. As it doesn't go much above zero and drops to the minus 30s we expected the lake to be frozen, and it was, but stunning is the word. We stood freezing to the bones in awe of this great natural beauty. There had been an ice sculpturing competition a few weeks ago, all had an olymic theme in prepartion for the winter games next week so it was cool seeing those.
We then drove to Johnson canyon and walked for a couple of hours. Rachael spent most of the time sliding from place to place as for some reason her boots were awful in the snow/ice. The waterfalls were again amazing, like nothing we'd seen before, and the climbers were making the most of them.
Last but not least we visited Lake Minnewanka just south of Banff. It was much more open than Lake Louise, but with some great mountains to be seen. Ben and Tom walked into the middle of the lake, there were really loud, deep thuds and the ice moved! We fooled around and wrote our names in the crisp, white snow.
It was just a magical day, no better way to end this mammoth trip, flawless.