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.