The Banff area is easily accessible, just a short drive from the Calgary International Airport. Banff National Park one of the world?s premier destination spots is Canada?s first national park and the world?s third. The world famous Banff Springs Hotel is our area landmark. The park is a hiker?s paradise, with more than 1,600 kilometers of trails offering everything from a one-hour jaunt up a mountain to a month long backcountry excursion over valleys, mountains, forests, glaciers, meadows and rivers.
The communities of Banff and Lake Louise have grown from summer resort towns to year-round attractions drawing visitors from around the globe. Yet just a short walk from downtown you can take a quiet stroll along the banks of the Bow River .
Lake Louise, with its blue-green water set against the stark backdrop of Victoria Glacier, is one of the favorite and most photographed scenes in the Canadian Rockies.