A scenic hour and a half drive to the west of Calgary leads one to the most popular national park in the world. Banff National Park is one of Canada’s oldest national park, and was established as a national park in 1887, and occupies 2,564 square miles along the east side of the Rocky Mountains. The park is composed of mountainous terrain, complete with glaciers, alpine meadows, emerald lakes and a dense coniferous forest. Everywhere you look is like looking at a picture-perfect postcard. Aside from the towns of Banff and Lake Louise, it is about 93% untouched wilderness.
A visit to Banff National Park means an exploration of the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies and its pristine white surroundings. It also offers experiences in winter adventure, wildlife and a true mountain lifestyle
.The Canadian Rockies are unarguably one of the most extravagantly beautiful mountain ranges on Earth. The mountains and the vast stretches of wilderness that make up the birthplace of Canada’s first national park offer stunning sceneries of glaciers, lakes, valleys, and snow-capped mountain peaks. Animals such as deer and elk can be observed at all seasons.
Just some of the things to do here: a diverse mountain terrain in Banff National Park is the perfect backdrop for hiking, biking & strolling. Once you get tired from all these outdoor physical activities, you can relax and dip yourself into the soothing natural waters of its outdoor hot springs. You can choose from its 1,600 kilometers of glorious alpine trails for hikes amongst beautiful alpine meadows, the most famous of which is the Sunshine Meadow. You can cruise Lake Minnewanka or canoe yourself to the far shores of Lake Louise.
Noted for its beauty, diversity of its plant and animal wildlife, and ongoing geological processes, the Banff National Park became part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.
Pack your bags now and experience nature!