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Town of Banff

Banff we read is a little peace of heaven with Rundle and Cascade mountains as a backdrop, we agree entirely. It was my favourite place of our trip.
We stayed at the Ptarmigan Inn which was in the main street and very central. The hotel was very comfortable, with a restaurant and bar. There was also internet service in reception.
We had many excursions arranged for the area of Banff and enjoyed them all. We rode up the Sulpher Mountain on the Brewsters Condola which was amazing. An 8 minute ride to the top - 7,486 feet. where you could see a grand view of the Bow Valley below. The Bow Falls, and Lake Minnewanka. We walked along the walkways and around the top on the virgin snow and took lots of photos of the mountains and town of Banff way below It is just a short taxi away from Banff..
During our stay in Banff, we toured all around the National Park which was the first national park in Canada and saw lots of wild life, like Elk, Big horn sheep, wolves, etc.
The deep canyons like Johnston Canyon were really amazing, especially in the snow. Bow River which runs through Banff is the longest river in th Banff National Park.
We saw Banff Springs Hotel which can take 1,700 people, and had a tour of Lake Louise Chateau by Lake Louise. Next day even had lunch at Lake Louise Lodge by the Ski Jump. Also saw places like Johnston Canyon and much much more%


Rundle Memorial United Church 104 Banff Avenue looks lovely against the mountain backdrop.

Lake Louise

Lake Louise was a sight to see and much better than the photographs we had seen. It was lovely to see it in the snow but would love to return in the summer too to get a boat ride on the lake. It made a lovely picture

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderful scenery and lakes
  • Cons:None
  • In a nutshell:Heavenly place where you must visit both in Winter and Summer
  • Last visit to Banff: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2007 at 1:28 AM

    This sure is a most wonderful region - thanks for a fine page!

  • Babcia's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2005 at 3:38 PM

    Ah yes - the Rocky Mountains are gorgeous and seductive - once you've been there you continually find reasons to go back!! Good job on your pages!! ~Alicja~

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2005 at 8:52 AM

    We went to St. James Gate pub & stayed in the Ptarmigan - Banff is beautiful in Summer & as your pictures show - also in winter

  • bilgey's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2005 at 11:20 AM

    Very nice! We are going to Banff, come October (2005). You've stirred our anticipation a bit - no alot!

  • poloross's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2005 at 4:20 AM

    2.The trail that leads to a lookout called the Big Beehive from this lake is usually snow laden but clear by July. From the trail at the front of the hotel go right and follow signs.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2005 at 7:20 AM

    Banff looks lovely! It's easy to understand why this was your favourit place!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2005 at 2:54 PM

    Great page about Banff Doreen! This is such a beautiful place! Great to see Lake Louise in the snow!

  • joanj's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2005 at 9:47 AM

    will re-check these pages before I venture off to Banff, and will take notes then. Thanks for tips. Loved the wintry photo's

  • LynCod's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2005 at 7:45 AM

    Triffic page-i want to go there-looks fantastic-love the wintery scenes..

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2005 at 11:54 AM

    Great Banff page Doreen, and when you go to live there dont forget to invite me - lol, that Irish Bar sounds great :-)


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