Best Day Trips from Banff

Best Day Trips from Banff

Best Day Trips from Banff

Looking for a dream holiday package? Look no further than Banff, a gorgeous Canadian district. Roaring canyons, azure blue lakes, and historic towns paint the perfect picture of your ideal vacation. Also, the place can be a starting base to visit other places nearby. Get yourself a bag pack and start exploring the best day trips from Banff listed below:

1. Lake Louise

The most popular lake of Alberta is Lake Louise for its turquoise appearance and granite peaks setting. At the end of the lake, enjoy the magical chateau known as Fairmount Chateau Lake Louise. Rent a boat and go for canoeing, hike the path leading to Lake Agnes Tea house or in winters go for skating. The trip to Lake Louise is worth a day! Lake Louise is 45 minutes away from Banff and can easily be reached via taxi or car drive.

2. Moraine Lake

The Glacial lake of Moraine is a tourists' hotspot, therefore, is much crowded than Lake Louise. Featured on the back of Canadian Twenty Dollar, the place is also known as ‘Twenty Dollar View'. Go canoeing or hiking for some splendid views and amazing trails. But before planning the trip remember the Lake remains closed during winters and is at its best during late summers. The journey from Banff to Moraine Lake can be measured via bus, taxi or car in just an hour.

3. Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway day trip in itself is a trip from Banff national park to Jasper national park which is fully filled with breath-taking views. The place is truly what its name depicts- the vast field of ice! The parkway is counted among most scenic drives around the world. Columbia Icefield is the major landmark of the place because it is said to be the largest Canadian Rockies among its kind. Also, you can visit Athabasca Glacier as its most visited glacier in North America. It takes around 2h 30m via car to reach Icefields Parkway from Banff.

4. Yoho National Park

Yoho national park is one of the best day trips which can be arranged from Banff. Not overrun by many tourists, the place is known for its serenity and beauty. People looking for camping and hiking, Yoho national park is the perfect destination having around 400kms of hiking trails and 12 peaks. The main attractions of the place are- Lake O'Hara and Emerald Lake. Taxis are available to take you from Banff to Yoho National Park in just an hour. Or you can take the bus till Samson Mall and then hire a taxi to go around the Park.

5. Calgary

For some change in the surrounding visit Calgary and you would know the Canadian culture. Calgary Stampede is world-famous so don't miss it if you are there in July. The town has a cosmopolitan aura and is a hub for the oil industry. While in the town, experiment with your food and you won't be disappointed, Visit the museums for some lessons, stroll the neighbourhoods from Chinatown or Little Italy. You can reach Calgary from a bus or drive in just 1h 30m.

6. Canmore

Canmore is a budget-fit town and can easily be accessed from Banff. While in the town you can easily engage yourself in activities like biking, skiing, disc golf, hiking and orienteering at Canmore Nordic Provincial Park. Grassi Lake is also one of the major highlights due to its rich wildlife and hiking trails. Canmore is a peaceful day trip away from the crowd of Banff. It takes only 20 minutes' drive to take you to Canmore via taxi, bus or rented car.

7. Radium Hot Springs

Enter the gates of Kootenay National Park and walk to the south to reach radium Hot springs. The village there is less populated but is filled with visitors came to soak under the Hot springs. Radium Hot springs are the natural springs and the place has the facility of a cooler swimming pool, locker rooms, showers, and cafes. Apart from this, you can also book for your Spa and massage session. Visit Radium Hot Springs by taking a car from Banff for about 2 hours. And it takes around an hour to reach Kootenay National Park from Radium Springs via taxi or car.

There are a lot more places yet left to explore, so don't just stop exploring the ice of Canada and its peaceful villages. Banff being worth visiting town makes other places worthwhile too !

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