Banff and nearby Lake Louise are undoubtedly Canada’s biggest tourist destination. Located right in the middle of Banff National Park, it is truly the gem of the Canadian Rockies. Cascade Mountain (9,836 feet) and Mt. Rundle (9,675 feet) tower over town, and Mt. Norquay (7,001 feet) hosts one of the three ski resorts in the area. The other two ski resorts, Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Sunshine Village, are just a few miles up the road if you need some variety. The hot springing around Banff is phenomenal and there is no shortage of ways to enjoy any season in the Rockies. After the snow melts, the climbing, mountain biking, fishing, backpacking, hiking, and backcountry exploring keeps things busy till the snow starts to fall again. The time is always right to visit Banff.
Mountain lakes have pristine, untouched beauty all year, but there’s something especially magical about seeing them during the winter. When they freeze, and the landscape becomes blanketed in snow, the views could not get any more enchanting. It’s like getting to see a whole new side of them, and even though it’s a little more […]