Top 10 Attractions in Banff National Park

This park will not be named “Best of the World Destination for 2017” for nothing. This is like having a giant garden in your backyard. Banff National Park offers majestic views as well as amazing historical treasures. Here are the top attractions that you should look forward to if you plan to visit one of these days.

1. Upper Hot Springs

The hot springs were discovered in 1884 and since have been a popular destination for those who want to experience swimming in a maintained temperature pool in the middle of a national park.

2. Vermilion Lakes

It is best to visit the place during sunset for a memorable experience with your loved ones. Vermilion consists of 3 lakes and it takes 4.3 kilometers to get to the lake itself.

3. Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon is a popular day hike destination in Banff National Park that takes about an hour hike (roundtrip) to get to. It is advisable for visitors to go early to avoid the crowd.

4. Lake Louise

If you are planning to go to a spot with picturesque views, consider going to Lake Louise that has Victoria Glacier as its backdrop.

5. Moraine Lake

To get to Moraine Lake, it will take about an hour’s drive. It is also popular among crowds because of the unique color of its water and if you want to avoid the crowd it is best to go before 10 a.m.

6. Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka is the largest lake in the entire park and also has an underwater ghost town. It is usually visited by fishermen and divers that want to explore the town.

7. The Bow Valley Parkway

The perfect place for adventure junkies, the Bow Valley Parkway has hiking trails, picnic spots, and a scenic landscape. It is also popular among cyclists.

8. Bow Lake

Because the place is accessible, it is favored by families that want to go out during weekends and is also popular among fishermen.

9. Sulphur Mountain

For people that want to go on a hike.

Top 10 Best Lakes in Western Canada

To complete your trip and be immersed with what Western Canada can offer, here are the 10 best lakes that you should put on your list:

1. Lake Agnes

A small lake situated in the Rocky Mountains, Lake Agnes can be reached from Lake Louise through a 3.4 km trail. On the way, you will reach the little Mirror Lake, a beautiful place to stop and take a rest. Walkers are greeted once at Lake Agnes by a small European style small tea house.

2. Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake boasts blue waters that perfectly shows the shadow of the mountains that surround it. It is an easy 3.2-kilometer trail for first-timers and a place where you can discover amazing views and shoreline.

3. Maligne Lake

The beautiful Maligne Lake with its amazing Turquoise Glacial waters is a gem in Jasper National Park and is the biggest lake located in the Rockies.

4. Lake Louise

A picturesque lake with the Victoria Glacier as its background, Lake Louise is well-known around the world for its stunning views.

5. Bow Lake

Bow Lake is a popular destination for fishermen and families that are out for an adventure or for a picnic because it is easily accessible.

6. Lake O’Hara

This place can only be reached by a shuttle bus from June to September only. Reservations should be made before coming because guests allowed are only limited, however, it is definitely worth the visit as the lake has picturesque views and pristine waters.

7. Garibaldi Lake

One of the most challenging lakes to go to, Lake Garibaldi requires travelers to hike (about 18-kilometer roundtrip walk). It may be daunting to do but a captivating view will welcome you.

8. Lake Minnewanka

A well-liked destination for divers and fishermen, Lake Minnewanka has an underwater town hiding beneath it because the dam that was built in the 40s caused the lake to rise.

9. Peyto Lake

Located in the Banff National Park, Peyto Lake requires only a fifteen-minute walk to view the lake. This is a good destination to go to if you are with elders or kids.

10. Emerald Lake

Famous for the unique and rather unusual color of the lake, the Emerald Lake is near Lake Louise and is a great location if you want to unwind and just enjoy the spectacular views around.

Spirit of The West Tour

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Grizzly Expedition

Get to see grizzly bears in action as they hunt for salmon in the vicinity of Campbell River, and discover more about Canada’s wonderful animals from a local’s perspective. The platforms for viewing will enable you to have a first-hand view as to how the bears look around for food in the forest.
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