The day before we were leaving Mount Assiniboine we were fortunate enough to wake up to a winter wonderland.
This photo was taken just hiking around the lodge.
Eventually I made my way down to the lake below the lodge.
It started to warm up in the afternoon and the snow started to disappear off the trees.
On our last day in the park, a few of us went on a different hike. Much of the snow had melted by now. I still thought this pond was very pretty.
A photo of our group in front of the lodge waiting for our helicopter to arrive.
The morning started out pretty foggy so we were a bit concerned about the ride down but the fog disappeared and all was well. The lodge was actually closing for the season on the day we left. I watched the helicopter flying in.
One last look at the lodge before walking over to the helicopter pad.
On the way down, I was fortunate enough to sit in the front seat of the helicopter with the pilot. Here are a few shots taken from the helicopter.
Once back on the ground, we waited for the rest of our group coming down on the next helicopter.
After checking into our hotel in Cranbrooke, we headed out to Lake Louise. We didn't have a lot of time but it was worth seeing the lake. We then had a fabulous dinner at the Chateau Lake Louise.