This hotel is perfectly located in Banff, very walkable distance to everything and it offers inexpensive on-site parking along with great,fluffy beds (and a pillow menu if you want to be particular with one or all of your six pillows). The staff were very welcoming, the room had great views from a...more
Amazing pizza, great beer on tap, fun vibe. Three nights in Banff and we ate here two of them as the pizza was delicious and shareable. Although they had lots of other items (the calzones and gorgeous looking salads at the nearby table looked fantastic as well), sitting outside on the patio or inside at...more
The drive is about three hours without stopping, but not stopping is impossible! I loved the drive from Banff to Jasper more than the opposite direction as the sights seemed to build in height and grandness as we moved up the Parkway. The first two stops right out of Banff are gorgeous,reflective...more
Bow Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Banff National Park. It is very easy to visit and even novice photographers can capture those mirror reflections that everyone will envy when you get home! Gorgeous color.
Until you get up to this lake in person, you won't believe how gorgeous the color! The color is the result of the glacier silt. Busy stop on the Icefields Parkway, with tour bus and handicap access very close to the photo platforms that overlook the lake. Regular autos stop and have a half mile...more
The market is clean and has a great selection of fresh fruit, breads and a well-stocked deli. You can buy cheese and meat by the slice from the deli, add some rolls and fruit, water and chips and head out for one of the hikes nearby without breaking the bank. There is a coffee bar on one end of the store as...more
Entry is by donation (suggestion is $5) and, although this is a small space, it is well worth the price. I enjoyed the very good exhibit on the founding of the helicopter skiing industry and profiles of many of the area pioneers in the railroad and mountain climbing area....more
The hike is extremely crowded during holidays and summer weekends as the walk is very easy and accommodating for children and families. Definitely head to the upper falls - the higher you go up, the more the crowd thins out and you can enjoy the nature around you even more. A good 4 hour roundtrip is to...more