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Parking in Banff

Parking in Banff can be a challenge during the summer months, so much so that many people decide to visit without a vehicle to avoid the stress of parking. Many hotels in Banff offer free parking, but if you are visiting Banff for the day and they don’t, it’s important to know your options and …

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Things to do in Banff

60+ BEST Things To Do In Banff

If you are looking for the best things to do in Banff, we have you covered! We visited this little mountain town a few years back and fell in love so much that we decided to move to the Canadian Rockies and eventually start this entire Banff website. There’s really nowhere quite as remarkable as …

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30 EASY Hikes In Banff For The Whole Family

Check out these family-friendly, easy hikes in Banff. Most of us are not up for death-defying mountain summits in the Canadian Rockies. However, everyone should get out for at least one hike while visiting, regardless of age, experience, or ability! There is no better way to take in the fresh mountain air and gorgeous vistas …

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banff packing list

Our ULTIMATE Banff Packing List (Covering Winter and Summer)

You’ve come to the right spot if you’re wondering what to put on your Banff packing list. No matter what time you visit, there’s no need to stress over what to wear in Banff. Below, we’ll run down what you’ll need for your trip and what you should leave at home. The weather in the …

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Visiting Banff in June? Here’s All You NEED to Know

If you plan to visit Banff in June, be prepared for a bit of sunshine and warmth and a bit of unpredictable weather. In general, June is a lovely time to visit, and one of the best times to visit Banff. Early June is shoulder season, so crowds are lower than in July and August, …

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15 STUNNING Lake Louise Hikes (from Easy to Hard)

Looking for the best Lake Louise hikes? We share the most popular hikes around the lake and share all of the details in this guide to experience the best hikes around Lake Louise. These hikes all start from Lake Louise and are certain to have stunning views of the turquoise lake, surrounding mountains, and awe-inspiring …

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jasper vs banff

Jasper vs Banff • Which Beautiful Park Should You Visit?

So you’re planning your trip to the Canadian Rockies and debating between spending time in Jasper or Banff? It’s a tough decision, considering Alberta’s most famous parks are both amazing. However, there are a few things to consider when comparing Jasper to Banff, including the location, hiking, and atmosphere. Is Jasper National Park worth seeing …

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What To Pack For Banff And Canadian Rockies

The ULTIMATE Banff Itinerary You Should Follow (2024)

Planning a trip to Banff and need a helpful Banff itinerary? Then you are in for a trip of a lifetime, because Banff National Park is truly one of the most spectacular places in the entire world. The first time we visited Banff, we knew it was something special. It was so special that we …

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Best Banff Hikes

33 Amazing Banff Hikes & Trails To Enjoy

From the trails in Banff, hikers will find high alpine passes, fields of wildflowers, waterfalls, jagged peaks, towering glaciers, fossils, and a healthy dose of turquoise lakes. The Canadian Rockies have an abundance of trails with something for every hiker. We share our favorite hikes in Banff and all the details in this guide to …

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Banff vs Lake Louise • Which One is Right for You

One of the main questions you may ask yourself when planning your trip to Banff is whether you should stay in Banff or Lake Louise. It’s a tricky question, especially for those who haven’t visited the Canadian Rockies before and don’t know what to expect. Banff National Park is a vast park that requires a …

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