Sue Frause is an American writer and photographer. She's had a major crush on Canada ever since she visited British Columbia as a young girl. Even if your heart doesn't pitter patter over all things Canadian, read on. You'll find photos, travel tips, road notes and the latest news and thoughts about our friends north of the 49th parallel. Cool idea, eh?
Will and Kate spend free night at Lake Louise before Calgary stop
A friendly welcome to the 2010 Calgary Stampede. Photo by Sue Frause.
There was no shortage of speculation about where the royal couple would spend their "free night" on July 6. Many thought they were headed to Jasper National Park, Alberta. Nope. Turns out that Will and Kate hunkered on down in Skoki Lodge in Lake Louise before heading 115 miles west to Calgary July 7.
Skoki Lodge was constructed from 1930-31 and originally owned by the Ski Club of the Canadian Rockies. It was renovated in 2004. The backcountry lodge, elevation 7,100 ft., is only accessible by hiking or skiing the 11 km trail. No word if the couple hiked in.