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Banff National Park, AB

About Banff National Park

The town of Banff was created with the idea of tourism in mind, not mining or logging, like so many other towns. Soon after its establishment in 1885, Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park, became a prime vacation destination.

That being said, there is so much to do in Banff that you will want to come back again and again. From the glistening waters of Lake Minnewanka to the bubbling hot springs, there is something for everyone. Stroll through the twining trails, walk along the Bow River, and hike to the waterfalls of Johnston Canyon.

After spending the day exploring the park, retire to the town of Banff for delightful shops, eateries, and to visit the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

Highlights

  • Take a scenic ride on the Banff Gondola
  • Listen to the bubbling pools of Ink Pots
  • See if you can spot the Northern Lights at night
  • Bike along stunning Lake Minnnewanka
  • Take a drive down the Icefields Parkway

Info

Type: National Park

Season: Summer

Climate: Mountains

Airport(s): Calgary