Your day-by-day itinerary
Arrival in Banff
As with much of Canada, the journey is an experience rather than a chore. Most people travel here via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, which winds between the Rocky peaks and offers some jaw-dropping photo opportunities. You may find the journey taking a little longer than planned! Once you arrive in Banff you can settle into your central lodge and explore the bustling town. You’ll find some really good options for eating and drinking here and spectacular scenery at every turn!
Explore the lakes & peaks of Banff
This morning you can head out to the famous Lake Louise and nearby Moraine Lake. Take a walk around the lakes, ride the gondola for some impressive views or pitch up for a picnic next to the impossibly blue waters. There are plenty of walking trails to try out and restaurants for a tasty meal, as well as an interesting museum where you can learn about Canada’s indigenous people. If you fancy some time relaxing then a visit to the Upper Hot Springs is a must, with its mineral waters drawn from deep within Sulphur Mountain.
Departure from Banff
For many travellers, this is the last stop on the road through this part of Canada. Calgary International Airport is only a couple of hours away, so you can easily drive here and drop off your car before catching your flight home, or if you are starting your adventure here you can travel onwards north to the stunning Icefield Parkway and Jasper or south to the prairies of Waterton National Park.
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