13 Mar 2017

Rocky Mountain getaways: how to make your day trip count!

Author: SuperUser Account  /  Categories: Activities, Banff  / 

Stir-crazy and itching for your next adventure? It might just be time to schedule a quick mountain getaway. With endless ways to relax and blow off steam, The Rockies are sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated. To help you plan your mini escape, we’ve compiled a short list tips to getting the most out of your time in.

Need a little pick me up? We’ve got some of the best coffee in the Rockies!

As residents of a mountain town, Banffites love a good cup of coffee. Chances are you’ve had an early start to the day and are craving a coffee buzz to jolt your brain back into action by the time you arrive in town. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of local institutions for you to choose from. A few of our staff favourites are:

Whitebark - located at 401 Banff Avenue, Whitebark serves up a delicious assortment of pastries and Canadian sourced coffee and tea. Open from 6:30 am to 6:00pm daily, you're sure to a delicious treat to wake you up!

Wild Flour - Wild Flour can be found at 101- 211 Bear Street and is one of the best bakeries in town. Open daily from 7am-4pm, Wild Flour is a great breakfast or lunch spot, and of course, sweet treats.

Starbucks - Just because you're away from home doesn't mean you have to miss your favourite standby. Starbucks is located on 225 Banff Avenue and is open from 6:30am-10pm daily.

Ready for adventure? We’re here to help!

Banff is a giant playground, full of different ways to explore and play. Whether you’re looking to help your kids discover their “backyard” for the first time, or are seeking an intense, blood-pumping adventure, we’ve got an option for everyone. Kids will love our water sports trips, wildlife tours, horseback rides (for children eight and up), and family tailored white water rafting trip. For our adrenaline junkies, check out our skydiving, rafting, or ATV tours and get your blood pumping. If you’re looking for a more low-key trip, but still want to experience as much of the mountains as you can, we can help with that too. We have a variety of sightseeing, hiking, and fishing trips to cater to everyone’s tastes! Best of all, many of our trips can be paired with a package that allows you to extend your fun with a dip in the hot springs or ride on the Banff Gondola. Our packages mean you’ll be able to get out and experience the mountains at the best price possible, leaving you free to enjoy a worry-free day full of fun and adventure.

Worked up an appetite? We’ll fill you up!

No doubt, after your day of exploring, your stomach will be wanting some attention. The good news is, several of our trips, including most of our rafting tours as well as a selection of our horseback riding tours, come with a built-in lunch or dinner. If the trip you’re eyeing doesn’t include a food option, there’s no need to worry. Banff is full of fantastic culinary choices ranging from cheap eats to fine dining. Don’t hesitate to ask one of your guides for a recommendation. We’ll be happy to point you in the direction of some of the best places in town.

Need a place to rest your head before heading back home?

If you’ve eyed a package that keeps you tied up for most of the day and makes the trek home a bit of stretch for the same day, you’ll be happy to hear that there are several options around town to shack up for the night. There’s something for every price range and every need, so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about finding suitable accommodation. Bear in mind, however, that if you are looking at coming during peak season (July and August), you’ll probably want to try and book a little further in advance.

Now that you’ve got the lowdown on how to pull off a memorable day (or two) escape to Banff give us a call to see how we can help you get ready to go. The mountains are calling, and you won’t want to miss out on all they have to offer!

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