The Banff Blog
Hey, we’re Cameron and Natasha and have been writing about travel for the last decade. In 2018, we decided to settle down in one of the most beautiful places on earth, The Canadian Rockies. Now we live in Canmore and spend as much time as possible exploring the mountains that surround us.
We think this is one of the most spectacular areas and the perfect place for an outdoor vacation. Our aim is to help you get the most out of your trip to Banff National Park and the surrounding areas.
Latest Blog Posts
Get Ready for Autumn
We finally made it out this larch season to hike the famous Larch Valley and up to Sentinel Pass. It was better than expected and one of the best hikes in Banff.
The larch needles turn gold the last few weeks of September, and the aspen trees’ fall colors last even longer.
Banff in October is a magical time of year. A Banff fall is cool and crisp, and the foliage still lingers for most of the month.
Looking for the best Banff hikes? We share our favorite hikes in Banff and share all of the details in this guide to experience the best in the park.
Lake Louise has been drawing in visitors to the Canadian Rockies for over a century. The alpine lake in Banff is fed by glacier melt and set by the backdrop of Mount Victoria.
We finally checked off the Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park this summer, and all I can say is – wow. It truly blew my socks off more than I thought it would.
Things To Do in the Rockies
Don’t miss out on our favorite things to do in Banff. Whether that’s the perfect hike, trying your first beavertail, or ice skating at Lake Louise.
Jasper National Park is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Canada. Like its southern sister, Banff, there are many things to do in Jasper all year round.
Canmore, Alberta is easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s no wonder we call it home.
Beautiful mountains, serene lakes, and neverending forests, to name a few. Those together would make for a pretty epic destination, but there are some amazing Banff cabins to cozy in to make this area of the world even better.
In between all the activities, you’ll want somewhere comfortable and cozy to stay, and there’s no better way of staying in Banff than at one of these awesome Airbnb rentals!
If you’re looking for a home away from home while on vacation in Jasper, look no further than Fairmont’s Jasper Park Lodge.
Breathtaking Mountain Lakes
There is no image more iconic of the Canadian Rockies or Canada for that matter than Moraine Lake.
Peyto Lake is the most famous lake in Banff National Park you’ve probably never heard of before.
Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park is one of the Canadian Rockies’ finest lakes and a resplendent place to visit.
A cup of coffee is a great way to start your day when exploring Banff. Luckily there are a number of great coffee shops in Banff to give you the energy to tackle the Rockies.
You need to start your day with the perfect breakfast in Canmore. Make sure to fuel up before tackling the mountains head to any one of these restaurants or cafes in Canmore.
While most small mountain towns might struggle to supply visitors with a wide selection of restaurants that is certainly not the case in Banff.