ca), next door to Banff National Park, for 833-foot Takakkaw Falls
, uncrowded hiking trails, and the teeny "town" of Field, home to Truffle Pigs Bistro ($$$; closed Tue; 250/343-6303) and rustic-luxe Cathedral Mountain Lodge (May 21-Oct 1; from $186 U.
Just minutes away are Takakkaw Falls
, Canada's second highest waterfall, and glacial fed Emerald Lake, Moraine Lake and Lake Louise.
Although Tom Wilson's name is virtually unknown today, even to Canadians, it is preserved in the name Mount Wilson, east of the Columbia Icefield, and in a bronze plaque, erected on a rock near the great Takakkaw Falls
in the Yoho Valley.
Specific points of interest include Yoho, Banff, and Jasper National Parks, the Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Glacier, Takakkaw Falls
Built with reclaimed wood from Saskatchewan grain elevators and refreshingly devoid of TVs or cell phone reception, the 29 rustic-luxe log cabins are set amid bushy spruce and granite peaks--minutes from thundering Takakkaw Falls