Day 1 was off to Lake Louise. Our first stop of the day was to go up the gondola (or rather chair lift) up the mountain at the Lake Louise Ski resort for a great view of the Ten Peaks Valley. My remembrance of the off season gondola ride was that there was a restaurant at the top of the gondola where we could get something to eat and a beer. That is no longer the case. Now, what is a restaurant in ski season is a nature interpretative centre with complimentary coffee the rest of the year. Here we learned about the local grizzly Bears.