Banff, Alberta The Top 7 Things You Don't Want To Miss Out On
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My favourite place in the world is the mountains. I am not even picky about which Mountain Range, although I am partial to Rocky Mountain in my home province of Alberta. I can see them from where I live, and Jasper is just shy of 2 hours away from my doorstep. But, as much as I love Jasper, I have a particular fondness for Banff National Park

Banff offers so many things to do and explore but these are some of my favourites. 


One of my favourite memories in Banff is canoeing. I rented a canoe for an hour from the Banff Canoe Club and spent a fantastic hour leisurely paddling the Bow River. 

Banff Gondola

This was the first gondola I had ever ridden and the views are incredible. Ride it to the top of Sulphur mountain and take in the 360 views. Enjoy a meal at the top, then either ride the gondola down or better yet take the extra time, and energy, and hike down.

Take A Hike

While we’re talking about hiking; Banff National Park and the surrounding area is full of amazing hikes. All skill levels and distances can be found with just a short drive. Tunnel mountain is right in the town and it’s a perfect “beginners” hike.

Bow Falls

If hiking isn’t your thing, but you still want to check out some awesome views than Bow Falls might be more up your alley. They can be seen with just a short walk from the parking lot. 

Banff Hot Springs

Banff Hot Springs is open year round and the only place I have swum outside in the winter. To top it off it was snowing, that is such a cool experience. 

Lake Louise

Just a short drive, through the gorgeous mountain country, is Lake Louise. The picturesque lake offers canoeing in the summer, and ice skating in the winter. Explore it in both seasons, the little town offers restaurants and some shops as well. 

Rocky Mountain Bagel Company

As much as I love Banff the surrounding area has so much to offer as well. This is in the neighbouring town of Canmore. This is the one place that o stop every single time I am in the area. The bagels are good but the bagel sandwiches are even better. I have never gotten anything from there that I haven’t loved. I am particularly fond of their gluten-free apricot cookies

Every time I visit Banff I find another thing to fall in love with. Is there anything I missed that you love?

Banff Alberta Top 7 Things You Don't Want To Miss
Banff Alberta The Top 7 Things You Don't Want To Miss Out On


Alberta looks beautiful! I’ve never been, but I would love to visit!

Beautiful country all around.

This looks so beautiful! I have another blogging friend that just went here and had so many great things to say about it. We have an Airstream and would love to take it camping here. Sierra Beautifully Candid

Many perfect places to park an airstream.

Banff is a place on our must visit list for a long while now…and we are hoping we will visit soon. This post makes it even more tempting and I will bookmark it for reference when we do travel..

Love the pictures! Would love to try it!

Jasmine Hewitt

It’s so pretty up there! Canada is def on my travel bucket list

Bibi on Board

I love hiking and Canada seems to be a perfect place for it 🙂

YES! Countless beautiful hikes

So many beautiful places!! We would love to visit Banff some day

It is gorgeous.

Sincerely Miss J

I am still waiting to check Banff off my bucket list. It’s so beautiful

It is a gorgeous place.

Hi all, i am travelling to Banff on tuesday, is it a good idea to rent a car in vamcouver and drive there?
Thanks 🙂

IT is quite a drive from Vancouver. But, if that is where you’re travelling from, then I think that would be your best option. It is a beautiful drive.

Thanks Jenn!
I am stoping at Kamloops and staying one night, then start again to Banff, i guess that would be better.

I am a little worried about the need for chains in my rental car. Is it mandatory or only starting november?

Thans again!

I have been dreaming about going to Banff for many years. The photos are always so beautiful. It sounds like there is so much to do and I would just love to take a road trip there!

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