Friday, 6 January 2017


The deal with me and my friends is that we never plan our trips well in advance. Spontaneity is the way to go! No complains thought because somehow, it always works for us. Initially, we planned to go skiing but because all our schedules clashed, we couldn't make time for that so we decided to explore the other winter activities. When we reached Banff, we decided that we would go to Mt. Norquay for tubing. Since the tube park is open from 9-4 every day, we decided to have breakfast at our hotel and then leave in the noon. Tubing is a fun activity if you like sliding down the slopes with the snow on your face and hair, laughing away with your friends and family. Highly recommend this to people going in big groups!

The next day, we woke up early, grabbed a few timbits on the way and were all ready for another exciting day. We had a sumptuous meal in Banff and then left for Lake Louise to go ice skating! If you are in Alberta the next time, make sure you make a trip to the Fairmont Hotel in Lake Louise. It's nothing less than a royal castle! The hotel in itself is a huge tourist attraction but you can also choose from a variety of fun winter activities that they have for you. Before going ice skating, we decided to grab a bite at the Deli located in the hotel. Brownie points to this Deli for having some amazing vegan meals for me! Once we were full from the tea and snacks, we managed to build some energy for our next activity. Since the Fairmont is a huge hotel, you can get lost on your way so stick to your group, always! The skating rental shop was at the other corner of the hotel so we made our way there, got our skates and were all set. I tried skating after a gap of about four years and I kind of enjoyed it. It does take practice and some body balancing skills to master this. Once you get the technique right, you will look forward to doing it again.

Here's a picture of me from the top of the mountains!

Hope you guys had a good Christmas and New Years'!


  1. Thats nice! Hope this 2017 is going to be a good year for all of us!
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  2. love this post!
    xx Tania