Every year during the Labor Day weekend my sister, Crystal, and I make a trip to celebrate her birthday. She’s pretty lucky that her birthday always falls on a holiday weekend, so she gets extra time off work to take a trip somewhere. Last year, we went to Paige, Arizona and visited the beautiful Antelope Canyon in the desert where the temperatures were nearing three digits.
This year, we took a trip in a much different climate and packed our bags for Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. The weather in the mountains are tricky to figure out during the transitional season and we thought wearing sneakers would suffice but after paying close attention to the weather forecast, we discovered that the Canadian Rockies was calling for us to wear our boots. The weather was projected to be in the low thirties (fahrenheit) in many of the regions we were going to explore, so we both decided our Bearpaw boots would be the smart choice.
The photos we took in Banff just don’t do this region justice. The lakes are an incredible bright turquoise color and the mountains with the snow capped tops in the distance are simply breathtaking. I wore my classic Alyssa short boots and Crystal wore her Bearpaw Koko boots. Both of these boots are a great style for travel as they are easy to match with any outfit. We like to travel light, so having a pair of boots that match multiple outfits is a huge plus for us.
Both boots provide a ton of warmth and we even did some light hiking in them. The longest hike we took was about a mile and a half with some incline. The boots had a good grip in areas that were a little slippery and Crystal’s Koko boots are treated with Bearpaw’s NeverWet technology, so those occasional melted snow puddles kept her feet comfortably dry.
We had an amazing time at Banff National Park and want to return to further explore the region. We’re so glad we packed our boots because the weather there was pretty chilly. Thanks to Bearpaw for keeping our feet nice and toasty. We can’t wait for our next adventure with our Bearpaws!
To read more about our adventures in Banff National Park, check out our blog Travel Pockets!