Planning on heading to Banff this spring or summer and wanting to make sure you don’t miss some of the most iconic sights? Banff National Park is one of Canada’s biggest wonderlands, with tons to see, experience and explore while you visit. Whether you’re heading down with friends, family (including your littlest adventures), or are treating yourself to a solo getaway, let Banff Adventures be your guide to the Rockies on your next mountain escape. Read on to learn more about some of our most popular sightseeing locations and hotspots for adventure below.
Lake Louise is located roughly 40 minutes north of Banff and is already well known around the world as a premiere destination for skiing and snowboarding during the winter months. What you may not know is that Lake Louise is a breathtaking and bustling locale all year round, with countless hiking trails (including a leisurely loop around the main lake) that give you unparalleled views of the lake’s crystal blue waters and stunning surrounding peaks.
Moraine Lake is, quite possibly, the most iconic of Canada’s many beautiful lakes, and for good reason! Known as the infamous focal point of Canada’s former $20 bills, Moraine Lake is now accessible to guests with the help of professional guides or a registered transport service. Sightseeing tours are a great way to make sure you don’t miss this stunning view and have full access to this incredible gem in Banff National Park!
Soar to new heights on the Banff Gondola and travel all the way to the top of Sulphur Mountain, where you’ll take in jaw-dropping views and unbeatable panoramas of the Bow Valley Region. Get your camera ready, your selfies are about to be insta-worthy! The Banff Gondola treats you to a thrilling ride to the top of one of Banff’s most iconic peaks, where you’ll find a world-class interpretive centre.
Banff Springs Hotel
The Banff Springs is perhaps one of the most well-known spots in the Park and is much talked about as “Canada’s castle in the Rockies”. In addition to being a stunning luxury hotel full of history, the venue is a popular sight on horseback rides, dedicated tours, and more. Come experience part of Canada’s history and treat yourself to fine dining while staying or exploring the Banff Springs!
Kicking Horse River
Looking for a thrilling sightseeing destination that allows you to become a part of the landscape and experience things first? Located in Yoho National Park, just 45 minutes outside of Banff, the infamous Kicking Horse River is the perfect destination that allows you to see the full beauty of the mountains while also tackling wild rapids on a whitewater rafting adventure!
Looking to experience the perfect combination of thrills, and natural beauty and add a little science/geology to your adventure? The Columbia ice fields offer you the opportunity to wander across an ancient landscape full of stories with the help of special ice crawlers! For extra fun, try our Ultimate Explorer package, which includes a summer lake cruise, an ice explorer package and a skywalk for the ultimate sightseeing experience!
Experience Banff with Banff Adventures this Spring and Summer!
Don’t miss your chance to see and experience some of the most destinations in Banff National Park this season. Contact Banff Adventures today to learn more!
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