Did I ever have an action packed weekend in Banff! Our Banff itinerary included horseback riding, scaling a mountain and sussing out the town's newest restaurants. I've got a 2 night stay, plus activity package to give away, so read on if you're looking for one last summer adventure.
You'll always win the hotel room lottery at Banff's Rimrock Resort. Not only does each and every guest room peers out onto the Rockies, but their dining room is Canada's only 5 Diamond award-winning restaurant west of Ontario. Here's a look at what a stay this luxe property is like.
One of the joys of road tripping is exploring new restaurants. Quite a few eateries have opened up recently in Banff and their food scene has certainly improved in the past few years. Here's a look at our favourite steakhouses, sushi shops, pizza joints and coffee shops in Canada's oldest national park.
Once restrictions have lifted, hiking in Banff is a no brainer. Kayaking is another invigorating way to explore this epic National Park. If you're looking for something different to do that's close to Calgary this summer, check out these top spots for kayaking in Banff and Lake Louise. We've got rental information, too!
January isn't even finished yet and the reservation systems for camping in Banff National Park has already opened. Here's a look at the best campgrounds in and around Banff, plus their amenities and info on how to reserve your spot.
We all know how hectic the holiday season can become. That's why last weekend I stole away to Banff with my daughter. We met Santa, sipped mulled wine (me not her:), leisurely shopped for Christmas presents and swanned about Fairmont Banff Springs. If you're looking for a low key, pre-Christmas getaway, you'll find it in Banff. Here's a game plan.
With the kids back in school, this is when I start scheduling all the fun activities and events I want to do before year's end. And at this time of year, I love heading back to Banff. The crowds are gone and there's so many easily achievable bucket list things to tick off. Here's a look at my faves.
You don't need me to tell you Banff National Park is crazily crowded each summer. But most people don't realize how uncrowded its ski resorts are. You'll find free parking (and a shuttle into Lake Louise) from Lake Louise Ski Resort. AND... we spotted not 1, not 2, not 3,4,5, but 7 grizzly bears from the Lake Louise gondola! Here's a look at our experience, because you really ought to replicate it yourself.
Is your exercise routine in a rut? Mine was, until I tried this awesome, invigorating outdoor class at Sunshine Meadows. I felt so much better - physically and mentally afterwards. If you love being outdoors in Banff, and are into yoga or barre, you'll want to hit up these classes before summer's end. Here's all the deets...