Canada’s first national park, Banff is both a townsite and an abbreviation for Banff National Park, which was established in 1885. This tag will look at all the many things to do in Banff, which is located in the province of Alberta, Canada.
Winter here is where you’ll find Canada’s top downhill skiing at it’s main ski resorts Sunshine Village and Lake Louise (the first stop on the World Cup circuit). This tag also explores other winter activities from snowshoeing to tubing to cross country skiing.
In summer, this Canadian National Park is world renown for its scenic drives with views of turquoise lakes, towering mountains and forests. Wildlife viewing is popular here and many species call the region home. It’s not unusual for you to be able to spot deer and elk wandering through the town. Lake Louise (one of the most famous lakes in the region) is a haven for grizzly bears who like to roam around the ski resort in summer. Take the Lake Louise gondola to safely view them.
Additional, we have details on the best hikes (Sunshine Meadows hike is tops), tips for cycling the Banff Legacy Trail, where to go kayaking and camping, plus adventure along Mt Norquay’s via ferrata course. This tag also covers accommodation options from luxury hotels like the Rimrock Resort and Fairmont Banff Springs, but also camping spots. Posts tagged with Banff also touch on the best places to eat, Christmas events, hiking larch valley during it’s prettiest season (autumn and bathing at the Upper hot springs.