Updated: Jun 27
Alberta, Canada has a total area of 250,000 sq. mi., and its vast lands offer a lot of fun adventures in every corner! To begin your pleasurable journey, here are the 5 fun things you can do here.
1) Enjoy Banff Downtown Treats
Historians have mentioned that Banff was meant to be a haven of tourists and people who want to take a break from busy streets and schedules, and that is just what you’ll get here. Book your hotels here before you go sightseeing. Enjoy sumptuous, exotic, and authentic Banff meals in restaurants. Immerse in the local culture, and most importantly, enjoy the view of the snow-capped mountains as you’ll see them in any direction you look.
2) Visit their Splendid Lakes
You will not run out of lakes to visit in Banff. Begin with most famous lakes like Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and Peyto Lake, which all have equally overwhelming views. Some lakes are open for swimming like the Johnson Lake. Go kayaking in Bow Lake and Emerald Lake part of YOHO in British Columbia but very close to the Alberta border, and in all spots, make sure to take great photos. Visit early in the morning or just before sunset to catch the time when the sunlight hits the water and the mountains perfectly. Witness nature’s legitimate editing skills as you witness lakes reflecting mountains in Herbert Lake and Hector Lake. Aside from witnessing the beauty, you can also take a dip or ride a kayak or canoe when you visit these lakes.
3) Go Camping!
Banff National Park has five campsites you can stay in for a few days or up to two weeks, so if you are in for some total nature immersion, camp at Castle Mountain Campground, Johnston Canyon Campground, Tunnel Mountain Village I, Village II, and Trailer Court Campgrounds, Two Jack Main Campground and Two Jack Lakeside Campground. You can also camp at less-visited spots like Mosquito Creek Campground and McDonald Creek Provincial Park. Lots of activities await you aside from sharing stories around campfires and grilling some burgers and barbecue.
4) Trek Different Trails
Make sure to pack enough water and trail snacks to energize you because the Canadian Rockies is a place to be if you are looking for exciting trails to venture. Start with Banff National Park Trails like the Sulphur Mountain Trail, Tunnel Mountain, Upper Hot Springs Trail, Bow Falls Trail, and Surprise Corner. You may also choose the Badlands to witness different rock formations and peek into the place where historians said dinosaurs have roamed. Wood Bison Trail, Skyline Trail, Wenkhamma pass, and more, more, more trails to choose from awaits you in Alberta.
5) Avail Winter Activities
Once the snow starts to fall, Alberta becomes a winter nirvana. The places you visited in the warmer seasons show a different charm when it is covered in white and when the waters turn into ice. Revisit the lakes and trails above in winter and get a whole new perspective and story to tell about the places. You’ll get a firsthand view of glaciers for sure!
Grab a hand of your loved one while you traverse the dreamy, romantic, and magical pavements of downtown Banff as this place becomes a view you only see in movies. Experience winter wonderland in Banff Springs Hotel and Fairmont Château Lake Louise as in winter, they have ice carvings in the midst of a vast space of snow. Skating, dog sledding, skiing, and snow tubing are other winter activities you can enjoy.
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