Our first day in Banff on our 2010 road trip, we decided to walk down Tunnel Mountain road into town. We walked through town, bought a few souvenirs, took a carriage ride, snapped lots of photos, then decided it was time to eat . . .
We had a gift card for Bumper's The Beef House, and according to the address, we were only three blocks away. We were getting tired but decided we could walk three more blocks for a good steak. We walked, and walked, and walked, and over a mile later finally arrived. There was a semi-truck farmer's market in front, so we bought some fresh fruits and vegetables, then headed to the front door to find that Bumper's was closed!
It wouldn't open for another two hours and the next bus up the mountain wasn't due for 30 minutes. So we set off up the trail and the steps and along Tunnel Mountain Road - stopping to rest & laugh at how tired we were & how much we had bought in town!
We did eat at Bumper's that evening - after DRIVING back down the mountain!