Two Jack Lake, Banff National Park

After a long weekend of cold rainy weather, this week has been excellent. A few local Canmore mountain bike rides will certainly clear the weather blues. That, and a nice paddle.

Two Jack Lake, just 25 minutes or so from Grandview Chalet B&B in Canmore, is located near the town of Banff. It's really a nice reservoir (for hydro) between Minnewanka Lake and Johnson Lake. But it has great vista's of Rundle and Cascade Mountains, along with a few others. If you paddle along the shoreline, it's about 5 km around, and being narrow, it's very calm. Perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding.

The Two Jack Lake Campground is along the lake, and if you don't know, there are huts you can rent in the campground (see pic below). It would be a great place to stay. being only a few kilometers from the Banff townsite, and in a beautiful national park. That's if you don't prefer a great B&B like Grandview Chalet!