Category Archives: Canada – Alberta


From Banff, we took the Icefields Parkway up to Jasper and made a lot of stops:

Lake Peyto

Athabasca Glacier

We stopped by the Icefields Centre to have breakfast…. ordered a chicken noodle soup at the canteen for 8.49 CAD!!!! outrageous!

Lake Maligne….

We couldn’t find any accommodation in Jasper so we had to stay in Hinton instead.  Since we were in Alberta, I had to have steak nightly!

New York cut steak… perfectly grilled and a good cut too!

hamburger steak


Milos Grill Steakhouse

120 Felaber Rd, Hinton, AB T7V 1Z8

Tel:(780) 865-8844

Eating in Banff – Canada

Because we had a decent lunch at Saltlik, we decided to try Saltlik in Banff.

nachos….. extremely disappointed… instead of guacamole, there were hard, unripened avocado….

Sirloin with sweet potato fries…….

striploin with salad…..

This meal was a bit disappointing when compared with the meal in Calgary.  The steaks weren’t that good and the service was subpar.

We went to Lake Louise to watch sunrise and it was so pretty!We hiked up to the viewing point and had an amazing view of the lake and the Chateau Lake Louise.

The reflection of the lake is just like a painting!

We didn’t stay at the Chateau because of the very expensive room rate, so we settled for breakfast there…… and it was also very expensive! The buffet breakfast was 33 CAD! That’s all I ate for $33…… it was not worth it…..

Lake Moraine, another breathtaking view.



221 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B3

Tel: (403) 762-2467


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel

111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

Tel:(403) 522-3511

Saltlik Steakhouse – Calgary, Canada

This summer trip back home to Vancouver was the most-Canadian trip ever because I also did side trips to Alberta and Ontario.   Surprisingly, I haven’t been to Banff so my friends and I did a little road trip from Calgary to Banff, up to Jasper, and then ended in Edmonton.

We only spent 2 hours in Calgary… for lunch only…… hence my photo of Calgary was taken from the car…..

A friend of ours highly recommended Saltlik and convinced us to eat are only meal in Calgary here…

house salad…..

BBQ ribs with duck fat fries and coleslaw…. the ribs were so tender and flavourful… however, I couldn’t tell the difference between normal fries and duck fat fries (and we had to pay extra to upgrade the fries!)


Saltik Steakhouse

101 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2G 5J2, Canada

Phone:+1 403-537-1160