Rebecca: Beautiful Banff

By August 15, 2019 Canada, Travel Stories

Beautiful Banff is one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations, it offers an array of activities all year round. The resort town located within Banff National Park, about an hour’s drive from Calgary.

Banff National Park is the first national park established in Canada and is a coveted World Heritage-listed site. The surrounding mountains and valleys of Banff provide endless opportunities for wildlife-watching, hiking, boating, climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking and skiing.

Summer in Banff is all about sunshine and mountain adventures.  Be wowed by the spectacular beauty of the mountains, lakes and valleys of Banff National Park on a scenic drive or take a helicopter flight over the incredible Three Sisters Peaks.  Gaze out over the sparkling Emerald Lake in Banff and revel in the impressive views of Bow Valley from the famous Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola where you can experience a stunning birds-eye view of Banff township and six mountain ranges.

Nature-lovers will delight in a guided nature walk or a wagon-ride up into the mountains for an authentic Cowboy Cookout lunch. Pamper yourself in the mineral pools, play nine holes at the Banff Springs Golf Course or enjoy a Bow River float trip – a relaxing cruise to observe the superb scenery and local wildlife.

Banff National Park is rated as one of the top destinations in the world for skiing.  If you’re not into skiing Banff is still a great winter destination, there are plenty of non-skiing activities to keep you busy. Take an exhilarating winter dogsledding adventure through the pristine wilderness or take an ice walk into Grotto Canyon, past unusual rock formations, ancient native rock art and icefalls.

The winter splendour of the Canadian Rockies will astound you as you ascend to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola.  Try your hand at snowshoeing, tobogganing or simply take a stroll through downtown Banff and check out the unique stores, many restaurants and coffee shops.

At Christmastime the town of Banff transforms into a Christmas wonderland with colourful lights, decorations and horse-drawn carriages taking visitors through the streets.

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as the “Castle in the Rockies” is located in the heart of the Banff National Park and has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years.  The hotel is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, unparalleled skiing in the winter, the European-style Willow Stream Spa and an authentic local dining experience.  The hotel is just a short stroll to the charming town of Banff.

In the festive season the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel resembles a magical castle in an enchanted forest.  It is decorated with all the Christmas trimmings and the mountain or valley view rooms will make your magical winter fairytale complete.

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