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Banff National Park, Alberta

the heart of the canadian rockies

The Icefield Parkway provides the visitor with one of the world’s most spectacular sceneries, as 142 miles of nature connect Banff National Park with the other National jewel, Jasper.
The rugged landscape has been carved out by glaciers, the purity of its nature proving to be hugely popular amongst both outdoors- and winter sport enthusiasts.
Lake Louise is also accessible from this road, and animals like elk, moose and grizzly bears can be found in these parts.

PRICES FROM JUST £1799 pp - includes flights, hotels, car hire & a fab road trip pack

Banff National Park, Alberta

Take the scenic route along the Icefields Parkway through the Canadian Rockies and discover Banff! Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park.

Where is Banff National park?

You will find Banff nestled between the Alberta – BC border in the Rocky Mountains. With giant snow-capped mountains and dense forests full of wildlife, you will want to spend some time in this stunning part of the world as you road trip through Canada. The town of Banff is about 90 minutes from the National Park and is a quaint little town surrounded by beautiful mountains.

What to do in Banff National Park, Alberta?

Hiking, Canoeing, Dog Sledding, Climbing, Gondola Rides and cycling are amongst the awesome activities you can get up to whilst you visit Banff National Park. Lake Moraine is one of the first things you will see as you arrive – The sparkling waters will entice you! Peyto Lake is another gorgeous, glacier-fed lake which glows a turquoise colour so bright you’d think it was photoshopped. If you were to choose just one hike for your time here – Peyto Lake is a must! 

What’s the weather like in Banff National Park?

The weather in Banff is extreme. Frozen and snow-covered through the winter, Banff becomes the ideal ski destination between December and March. If you want to hike and enjoy the warm sun then June to August would be the best time to visit.

How much does it cost to enter Banff National park?

It costs $9.80 C.A.D for a Park Pass each day to enter Banff National Park.

Top Tip for Banff…  Banff has high UV rays all year long, So be sure to take your sunscreen, sunnies, lip balm and a sun hat!   

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Reflecting mountains in lake Moraine in Banff National Park, BC & Alberta

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