Alive in Banff and Lake Louise

Travellers have been embracing the natural beauty and wild environment of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies for decades

Published 8 Apr 2019, 23:38 BST, Updated 30 Dec 2021, 17:53 GMT
Out on the waters of Lake Louise
Out on the waters of Lake Louise

Banff and Lake Louise are year-round destinations that have been satisfying skiers, hikers, climbers, bikers, paddlers, and foodies alike for more than a century. They're home to three world-class ski resorts, countless hiking and biking trails, award-winning restaurants, and jaw-dropping scenery. As the winter snow melts, the animals wake up from hibernation, hikers and bikers hit the trails, and evening après-ski commences under the late-setting sun on patios with scenic views.

Mountainous landscapes, Canadian hospitality, and regionally sourced delicacies are another feature of the country's oldest national park. Visitors can enjoy guided hikes that give a rare glimpse into a wild and protected part of our planet. The scenic lifts at the Banff Gondola, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Summer Gondola, Banff Sunshine, and Mount Norquay enable you to enjoy wildlife, dining, and panoramic mountaintop views. No matter your skill level, adventure awaits in Banff and Lake Louise.

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