Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Annual Canmore Weekend

In 2009, two of my closest girlfriends (Kayley & Monica) and I started an annual tradition of escaping our lives for a weekend and making our way to Canmore. The first year we did it was at the very end of 2009 when I was 8.5 months pregnant with Isla. This year, we went in early February and what can I possibly say?? It was such an incredible weekend of food, laughter, conversation and fabulous company. We decided to go for two nights this year... in which we also decided that for each year, we increase our time away by one day. So in twenty years, we will be taking a 20 day holiday together. The 3 of us agreed that this idea was brilliant. Our significant others may not agree.

We kicked the weekend off with some wine, some appies and a night of great conversation in our beautiful room at Falconcrest Lodge in Canmore. We were up until 1:30 am, catching up on each others lives. We started Saturday off with some delicious coffee and breaky at a little coffee shop and then proceeded to shop the quaint little stores on the main strip. We had massages booked at Rapunzel Salon and boy.... what can I say? A-MAZING. All 3 of us had such relaxing, refreshing and muscle melting massages. They really were the best. After we were all sleepy and dishevelled, we trekked to Banff for some lunch and some more shopping. Upon returning to our hotel, we took some hot chocolate to the hot tub and spent some more time relaxing. And of course, after all of this, a nap was in order. For supper, we went to THE BEST restaurant ever. Honestly, it certainly was one of, if not THE best meals I have ever had. The restaurant was called The Trough, in Canmore, and I highly recommend it. We had scrumptious meal, great wine and shared a delectable creme brule for dessert. We did a little dancing and then headed back to our room for some more chatting and some rest. Sunday was a lazy day consisting of a delicious bagel brunch and a drive home.

All in all, an absolutely wonderful weekend away with some even more wonderful company. Yay for girlfriends!

I managed to only bring out the camera when we were at dinner, so here are some photos of us.

Kayles & I bundled up.

Mon & I in the beautiful snow in front of The Trough.

Us 3.

 Us 3 again.

Kayley & Monica. 

Thanks girls for the great weekend! Looking forward to next year already!


  1. Hmm that last photo is interesting. It says that "Kayley and Monica" are in the photo, but dude is cut out. ;)

  2. Looks like you ladies had a great time!