We Went on Vacation in May: It Snowed

Debby and I just got back from a vacation in the Canadian Rockies. And if you go, you'll never regret it. The area around Banff and Jasper has just about the most beautiful mountain views I've ever seen. But one thing we didn't count on was: Snow!

It's not just that Lake Louise surprised me by being covered with thin ice. It's that it really snowed, a lot. We got into Banff wearing shorts. In what's billed as "Canada's Highest City," it was 73 degrees and sunny. 

But we knew the weather was changing and decided to stick around for a day before driving the Icefields Parkway (the incredibly beautiful goal of this trip). Good thing we did. The weather was 15 degrees colder than even most meteorologists had predicted. Rather than 45 degrees, it was 31. And instead of raining, it was snowing.

In Banff, we experienced cold. And the snow was sticking. But on the Icefields Parkway, we heard the next day that they'd had a foot and a half (!) of snow. Did we mention it's late May?

So if you go, enjoy! And prepare for any kind of weather.



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