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How to Get From Banff to Lake Louise: Driving, Parking, Shuttles, and Tours

Banff and Lake Louise are the most popular places to visit in Banff National Park. These two beautiful mountain towns are only 40 minutes apart (about 57 km) making it easy to visit both even on a weekend trip.  Getting from Banff to Lake Louise is done via vehicle; either driving your own or through […]

How to Visit Banff National Park: A Beginner’s Guide

River and mountains in Banff

If you are planning a trip to Banff National Park you are in for a real treat! Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest, most popular, and most breathtaking national park.  There is a lot to see and do in Banff so it can be overwhelming. Not to worry. I’ve been visiting Banff National Park for […]

How to Visit the Cave and Basin Historical Site in Banff

The Cave and Basin Historical site in Banff is a combination of fascinating geography, science, and history which makes it a unique and cool place to visit. It’s also home to an endangered species found nowhere else in the world which makes this place even more special.  Visiting the Cave and Basin Historic Site is […]

How Much Time Do You Need at Lake Louise? (What to See and Do)

Rainbow over Lake Louise in Banff

Lake Louise is known for its stunning scenery which makes it a bucket list for people around the world. In the summer up to 15,000 people a day visit the lake shore. When visiting this iconic site, how much time is required to experience it?   Lake Louise can be visited in as little as 1 […]

Two Days in Calgary Alberta: Bow River, Calgary Tower, & More

City of Calgary

Calgary is known as Cow Town, yet is consistently ranked at the top for being the cleanest city. Many visitors fly into Calgary when visiting Banff and Jasper National Park and use it as a jumping-off point. It has museums, walkways, art, activities, and many other cool things. Here is what we cover: Resources

Do I Need a Reservation to Visit Banff?

Lake with trees and mountains in the background in Banff

Despite hosting 4.5 million visitors a year, reservations are not required to visit Banff National Park. As an area local I regularly visit Banff and the surrounding attractions without making reservations, however, I have the luxury of being able to sneak in activities around the busy periods.  Banff National Park does not require any reservations […]

How to Get to Banff (Airports, Roads, Shuttles)

Road driving to Banff

Banff National Park is visited by 4.5 million people from around the world every year, making it the most popular national park in Canada. People travel to Banff by air, car, bus, and train. Getting to Banff is easy and is mainly done via air or car. There is no commercial airport in Banff so […]

The Most Beautiful Mountain Towns in Canada | Best Places to Visit

Hotel in mountains of Banff, Canada

The Canadian Rockies are just over the US border and they are incredible. In this video, we join together with our favorite Mountain Town Rambler friends, Kyle and Theresa. They share with us some of the amazing mountain towns you should consider visiting when planning a future Canadian vacation. Here are the cities we cover: […]