One of the great Hikes in Yoho National Park near Golden BC is to Yoho Lake. It isn't a tough one. You start at Takakkaw Falls which is one of the highest waterfalls in North American and it is a pleasant climb for about an hour and a half, or so to the pass where you come across Yoho Lake. There is a small picnic area and primitive camp ground. We continued over the pass towards Emerald Lake and then followed the Burgess Pass trail for abound 45 minutes to get a great view of Emerald Lake and then turned around and made our way back to Takakkaw falls. If you have two cars it is great to leave one at either Takakkaw Falls or Emerald Lake and then continue over the pass. Overall this hike was about 4 hours or so and was very pleasant.
It was the only place I wanted to go and ski on the final day. Up to the top of T2 and it was the right choice. There was about 8 cms of fresh snow and absolutely nobody on the slope. I ended up doing it twice for my final runs of 2013 at Kicking Horse.
Vagabond Lodge is a Boutique Hotel just steps away from the Gondola at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden BC, in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies.
From the over-stuffed furniture, Wood-Burning River Rock Fireplace, one of a kind Split-Log Douglas Fir Hand-made bar, wide plank flooring, to the floor to ceiling windows make Vagabond Lodge a Special and Unique experience.
Vagabond Lodge owner's Lori and Ken, make every effort to make your stay a memorable one starting with the home-made fresh fruit scones in the morning, fresh-out-of the-oven cookies in the afternoon, to the feather rest beds.
If you can picture yourself having a glass of wine with other guests from around the world each afternoon at happy hour, or finding a nice spot for a game of scrabble or cards, or maybe curling up in front of the roaring fire with a great book, getting a great relaxation massage, sitting on the deck and seeing a variety of wild-life wander by, this is the place for you.
This Luxury accommodation at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, features warmth and charm, reminiscent of the Historical Canadian National Parks Lodges but with the amenities and service of top quality Boutique Hotels.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is one of the most talked about new all season resort in Canada, and is within an easy drive of the famous Lake Louise and Banff tourist destinations, Yoho and Glacier National Parks. This area is also well known for some of the best Heli-Skiing terrain in the World.
Whether you are looking for Skiing or Snowboarding in the winter, or Golf, Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and Horseback Riding, it is all at the doorsteps of Vagabond Lodge.