Banff, Alberta is as majestic a location on Earth as you’ll ever find. It is a gorgeous town that is equally awe-inspiring during the spring and summer as it is in the fall and winter. If you’ve never been to Banff, place the city on your bucket list of places to visit.
First and foremost, the resort town is home to jaw-dropping Rocky Mountains. Cascade Mountain can be seen from Banff Avenue in the Banff town centre. Mount Rundle is located behind the Vermillion Lakes. The location is known for its wondrous sunsets that paint the sky a variety of colours. But we’re only just getting started!
Here are three reasons Banff, Alberta is a must-visit destination:
These amazing hot springs have been luring tourists from all over the world for well over a century! Ever since the late 1800s, people have journeyed to the Banff Upper Hot Springs to enjoy what many consider a “water cure”. It is believed that the mineral-rich waters of the springs have rejuvenating properties.
“Still a major draw today, you can soothe your body in the steaming hot water, gaze out at the lush forest and rough mountaintops, and understand what has drawn generations of travellers people to this little piece of heaven,” reveals RockyMountaineer.com, “The Hot Springs are just 2.5 miles away from the town center and are easily accessible by taxi or Banff’s public bus service.”
Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park. Recognized as the flagship of the nation’s park system, it welcomes over three million visitors a year. Included in the pilgrimage to Banff National Park are hiking, biking, skiing and camping. This incredible place on Earth is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery. As well, it is also home to a variety of majestic lakes.
“Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, and Moraine Lake to name just a few,” details TheGlobetrottingTeacher.com, “The turquoise blue of the glacier-fed lakes, set against the evergreen forests and the majestic mountains, will make you gasp every time you set eyes on them. Lake Louise is the must-see crown jewel on everyone’s list. It’s about a 30-minute drive from the town of Banff, still within the national park.”
How does a gondola ride to the top of a mountain for dinner sound? It’s an incredible experience, offered to you exclusively by the city of Banff. The Banff Gondola is an 8-minute ride that takes you to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.
“At the top, you’ll find a 360-degree rooftop observation deck, a restaurant where every table has a breathtaking view, and an interpretive boardwalk that lets you casually explore the mountaintop, including the historic Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station,” explains RockyMountaineer.com.
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