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.
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
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.
Beautiful Lake Minnewanka, situated near Banff. Great place for hiking and of course a picnic.
Two Jack Lake and Mount Rundle
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.
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).
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
- Banff National Park: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/index.aspx
- Banff & Lake Louise Tourism: https://www.banfflakelouise.com
- The Lady Macdonald Country Inn and Spa: http://ladymacdonald.com
Fairmont Banff Springs: http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise: http://www.fairmont.com/lake-louise/
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