Banff National Park


What is Banff known for?

Best known of Canadian Rockies national parks, Banff is known for its resort town and a wilderness filled with wildlife and laced with hiking trails.

Beside a beautiful river and surrounded by snowcapped mountains, the TOWN OF BANFF is a charming place, sandwiched between lake and mountains, its main street lined with interesting shops and restaurants, and with wildlife inhabiting the streets.

BANFF NATIONAL PARK WILDLIFE VIEWING in is a major attraction. You may see deer wandering down the main street of Banff, a herd of elk on the golf course, or bears feeding beside the highway.

Banff’s famous TURQUOISE LAKES are a result of glacial silt that settles in the water, reflecting sunlight to create a mesmerizing turquoise colour that changes with the season. Best known is LAKE LOUISE, but MORAINE LAKE, and lakes along the ICEFIELDS PARKWAY such as BOW LAKE and PEYTO LAKE are all worth visiting.

Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Lake Louise.

You’ll want to take all the BANFF NATIONAL PARK SCENIC DRIVES, but the ICEFIELDS PARKWAY, along the continental divide past glacial lakes, sparkling rivers, and steep mountains is the highlight.

BANFF NATIONAL PARK HIKING will leave you breathless. Take the Louise Shoreline Trail for an easy stroll, strike out for Helen Lake to see wildflowers and a beautiful lake, or spend the day exploring SUNSHINE MEADOWS for a high alpine experience.