Banff, Alberta in Canada is our Destination of What Works 2022
All visitors to Banff National Park are required to have a valid National Park Pass. Park passes can be purchased online, at the park gates if driving to the park, or in person at the Visitor Center in Banff. Group passes are available.
Update: While you do not need to purchase a park pass to ride on the Banff Airporter, you should have one to stay in the park. All vehicles require a park pass
Banff & Lake Louise is world-famous for its vibrant turquoise lakes, dramatically beautiful mountains, and warm and vibrant community. It is a place that leaves a lasting impression. The jaw-dropping views of the mountains; a hike through the glowing larch trees of fall; a delicious dinner in front of a crackling fire; spotting a grizzly bear feasting on berries: these are memories that will last forever.
Historic Town of Banff
Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, the town of Banff is located within the Banff National Park. Once “Siding 29” on the Canadian Pacific Railway, the town of Banff was intended to be a tourist town from its very inception. The park’s first superintendent, George Stewart, even oriented the town’s first street so that it offered the best possible view of Cascade Mountain.
The town of Banff is a spirited place, alive with adventure and wonder. In all directions, you’re surrounded by strikingly beautiful and rugged mountains that seem to burst straight out of the ground. You might see a herd of deer wandering down the main street during your early morning jog. The lively streets of downtown are lined with top-class restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as a vibrant range of art galleries and museums. The locals are warm, open, and genuinely connected to the inspiring environment in which they live. The town of Banff offers you endless options for rejuvenation and exploration every day.
Banff National Park
Banff National Park has a long and celebrated history as one of the world’s premier mountain destinations. Throughout centuries of indigenous peoples' habitation, the establishment of a National Park in 1885, and today’s modern, world-class destination: the landscape of Banff National Park has long inspired people with its natural beauty and grandeur.
What makes Banff National Park so special is its easy access and close proximity to the vast unspoiled wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. The park spans 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of mountainous terrain, packed with spectacularly scenic valleys, peaks, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers. It is home to black and grizzly bears, wolverines, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bald eagles and many other mammal and bird species.
Some fun links:
Lake Louse BLLT Credit to BLLT and Roam Creative
Sightseeing Lake Louise Gondola Victoria Glacier
- Credit Paul Zizka
Restaurant - Credit to BLLT and Roam Creative