Banff: Canada’s First National Park

Your Banff National Park Itinerary

Most travelers spend hours or days trying to figure out the most popular sites and hidden gems to visit. We create detailed itineraries that give you a step-by-step game plan so you can get to the best places at the right times and have a trip your family will remember forever!

Banff is both a city and Canada’s first national park. It was created a decade after Yellowstone as the world’s third national park. Today you will find an abundance of hotels, restaurants, museums, spas, tourist shops, Indigenous markets, and a wide range of leisure activities all within the townsite. After a long day exploring the spectacular mountains, pristine lakes, and the amazing Bow Valley of the National Park, the town of Banff has everything you need for an afternoon stroll or an elegant night on the town.

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  • Banff Townsite. The hub of activity in Banff National Park!
  • Canmore. Gateway town to the park; a beautiful (and lesser crowded) city in its own right.
  • Sulphur Mountain. Take the gondola to the top for majestic views of the park!
  • Lake Louise & Moraine Lake. The Diamonds of the Rockies.
  • Johnston Canyon. Towering canyon with a lot of variety.
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. The famous and majestic Castle of the Rockies.
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Where Banff National Park began!
  • Lake Minnewanka. Scenic cruises and other water fun.
  • Banff Upper Hot Springs. Take a dip in these popular springs!
  • Rimrock Hotel. Overshadowed by the Fairmont, but just as majestic.
  • Icefields Parkway. One of the best scenic drives in the world.
  • Calgary. Beautiful city and the common starting point for a Banff vacation.

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