Banff – www.banfflakelouise.com
Banff is nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, within the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Province of Alberta. It is approximately 126km west of Calgary and 58km east of Lake Louise. With the second highest elevation in Alberta, Banff sits at 1,400 to 1,630m above sea level.
It is a resort town and one of Canada’s most popular year-round tourist destinations. Known for its mountainous surroundings and relaxing natural hot springs, it also offers spa and wellness facilities, alternative healing retreats and a health and fitness centre.
Banff National Park offers 5 extreme ski runs, namely; Delirium Dive and Wild West at Sunshine Village, the North American Chair at Mount Norquay, ER 3 and Whitehorn 2 at Lake Louise Ski Resort.
Sledding, tobogganing, snowshoeing, tubing, gondola rides to the top of Sulphur Mountain, hiking, biking, scrambling and a visit to some of the boutique shops are some of the other activities available. Children are also catered for at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre Family Fun Zone.
Lake Louise – www.banfflakelouise.com
A quaint and charming hamlet located within Banff National Park, a base camp from which to explore the magnificent world-famous turquoise lake, its surrounding mountains and the Victoria Glacier nearby.
Lake Louise has long been a hub for adventures. From sleigh rides, to dog sledding, paddling, hiking, mountain biking, ice-climbing, ice-fishing and more, there is something here for every level of adventurer.
It also offers the unique experience of a guided night-time snowshoeing tour, an awe-inspiring evening walk under the stars.