Lake Minnewanka

Banff National Park

Banff National Park, Canada’s first and the world’s third national park, encompasses massive glaciers, raging rivers, turquoise lakes, lush forests and a plethora of wildlife. Situated in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, it’s truely a nature lover’s paradise. Your only regret after visiting likely will be not having stayed longer.
 

Banff Town

Banff
 
Banff
 
Banff and Bow River
 
Banff
 

Hoodoo Viewpoint

Hoodoo View Point
 

Lake Louise

Lake Louise is arguably the most popular destination in Banff National Park. The brilliantly turquoise lake gets its color from the glacial runoff that fills it. Expect large crowds and filled parking lots in the peak tourism period of July and August
 
Lake Louise
 
Lake Louise & Fairmont
 

Moraine Lake

Glacier-fed Moraine Lake, known for its turquoise waters, is located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, less than 9 miles from the town of Lake Louise. While nearby Lake Louise is higher on most tourists’ “must-see” lists, Moraine Lake provides equally stunning views.
 
Lake Moraine
 

Vermilion Lakes

Vermilion Laske
 

Cascade Pond

Cascade Pond
 

Lake Minnewanka

Beautiful Lake Minnewanka, situated near Banff. Great place for hiking and of course a picnic.

Lake Minnewanka
 

Two Jack Lake and Mount Rundle

Two Jack Lake
 

Johnson Lake

Johnson Lake
 

Peyto Lake

The Peyto Lake is a very popular sightseeing spot for tourist in the park. During the summer, significant amounts of glacial rock flour flow into the lake, and these suspended rock particles give the lake a bright, turquoise colour. The lake is best seen from Bow Summit, the highest point on the Icefields Parkway. The viewpoint is an easy walk from the pull-off parking lot.

Peyto Lake
 

Herbert Lake

Herbert Lake
 

Johnston Canyon

11 km hike up the narrow Johnston Creek passed a spectacular waterfalls (2.7 km from car park) to there Ink Pots, six blue-green spring-fed pools (Parking next to Johnston Canyon Resort).
 

Sunshine Meadows

For hikes amongst beautiful alpine meadows. Circular hike of about 6 km from the Sunshine Village.
 

The Lady Macdonald Country Inn and Spa in Canmore

The Lady Macdonald Country Inn

 

External links

Parks Canada

Tourism Board

Hotels

 
Do you know that the admission to Canada’s National Parks is free for 2017?
You can order your Discovery Pass here: http://www.commandesparcs-parksorders.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/parksb2c
 
Free Discovery Pass 2017 - Canada
 

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