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Vermilion Lakes: Quick and Easy Guide

bench next to Vermilion Lakes in Banff

Vermilion Lakes is often overlooked among Banff National Park’s more famous attractions.  Vermilion Lakes is a diverse landscape of wetlands, geology, and wildlife that offers stunning views of Banff’s most recognizable mountains, as well as alpenglow sunrises and sunsets. Vermilion Lakes supports activities like cycling, paddling, photography, fishing, and birdwatching and is a great place […]

Should You Stay in Banff or Canmore? A Local’s Advice

street and buildings in Banff

When visiting Banff National Park one of the first choices you make is where to stay. Normally this is a straightforward decision, but when there are two beautiful mountain towns, Banff and Canmore, only 20 km (13 mi) apart it can require extra consideration.  In deciding which town is better to stay in, Banff or […]

Driving in Banff: 10 Things You Should Know

car on Transcanada Highway in Banff

Banff National Park is visited by millions of people a year who come to enjoy the picturesque landscape of the Canadian Rockies.  The most popular way to visit Banff National Park is by driving, either on your own or through a secondary provider. Most attractions in Banff National Park are within a 2-hour drive or […]

Which Banff National Park Gondola is the Best?

If you are visiting Banff National Park and love a good gondola ride, you are in the right place. Banff National Park has three gondolas within 40 minutes of the Banff townsite; the Banff Gondola, Sunshine Ski Resort gondola, and the Lake Louise Ski Resort gondola.  So which one is the best?  My favorite is […]

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

Roam bus in Banff

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 […]