Banff National Park
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Snowy mountains, clear blue lakes and green forests make Banff National Park a wonderful bucket list destination. With an area of 6,641 square kilometers, you can walk around with your mouth open for months. Highlights are the bright blue lakes Moraine Lake and Lake Louise and the amazing Johnston Canyon.
The massive landscape is very tangible at Banff, just like the accompanying wildlife. Various animals can easily be seen, like moose's, wapiti's, snow goats, bighorn sheeps, coyotes and even wolfs. You also have a great chance of seeing both the black bear and the brown bear in this park.
Where is it
Banff is the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The park is located on the border of the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and is a super attractive holiday destination. It is one of Canada's major national treasures and attracts millions of visitors annually.
Where to stay
The picturesque mountain town of Banff is the only town in the park. If you are looking for the most perfect place to stay we recommend The Moose Hotel and Suites. This is a modern large hotel located within walking distance to downtown. The superior room with king size bed was spacious, bright and friendly. The decor was modern and practical with a comfortable king size bed. The front desk and all the staff were super friendly and most of them could have been our friends. The hotel has an Italian restaurant and amazing spa. On booking.com they get an average rating of 9.2.
Best time to visit
Banff National Park can be visited all year round. During winter you can wear your skis on the slopes and the rest of the year the pristine wilderness is a mecca for walkers. Click here for climate information in Banff.
How to get there
The most spectacular and eco friendly way to reach Banff National Park from Vancouver is to take the train. This rail line carries you through jaw-dropping mountain passes and alongside rivers and canyons before arriving at the station.