On our way back through Alberta, we happen to come across the same problem, in the same city. Our battery died! So we called up our good old towing friend: Mar-tin Towing & Recovery Red Deer. Once again he provided us with a great service. He was friendly, affordable and fast – you can’t ask for much more from a tow truck driver.
Anyways, we visited Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. I must say, Alberta probably takes the cake for some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen. Here’s a photo of Lake Morraine (right near Lake Louise):
Is that water not abnormally blue? I was thinking the same thing as you, and not only that, the photo doesn’t even do it close to justice! To get the full experience you MUST visit yourself. Stay somewhere closer to Banff, because a hotel/resort there gets real expensive – the lowest I could find was $1,200 a night!!
Anyways, I had to share a bit more about our trip and traveling through Alberta. It was a genuinely amazing place that I think everyone should visit. Take care everyone!