Photographer's Note

Lighting conditions in the Canadian Rockies can change in an instant. What started out as a nice sunny day, ended up in a snow storm by the time I got to this bridge over the Spray River. I decided to head back towards the hotel and midway there the sun came out again... so I rushed back to the bridge and got this picture. There was not that much light left and it started snowing again shortly thereafter.

Here is some information from Wikipedia about the hotel and the ghost that inhabits it:

The Banff Springs Hotel is a luxury hotel that was built during the 19th century as one of Canada's grand railway hotels, being constructed in Scottish Baronial style and located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The hotel was opened to the public on June 1, 1888. Presently, The Fairmont Banff Springs resort hotel is owned by OMERS and operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of Toronto.

The original building was designed by American architect Bruce Price. It was built between spring 1887 and spring 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the instigation of its president, William Cornelius Van Horne.

Banff Springs Hotel is also reputedly haunted. Stories suggest a woman dressed in her wedding gown lost her life on the staircase. There were candles on the staircase when the bride was walking up them, when suddenly her dress caught fire, in a panic she tripped and fell down the stairs, dying from a broken neck. Many people have reported seeing her ghost in full wedding gown, often dancing in the ballroom.

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