Planning a trip to Banff Alberta Canada can end up being an adventure before you even start your trip! There are so many unique opportunities that are available to visitors and you will find yourself getting more excited as you get closer to your departure date.
There are many hotels in Banff, but if it is at all possible, you will want to stay at the Banff Springs Hotel. Included in your stay are medieval corridors, fairy tale turrets, tapestries and treasure chests. The hotel is known as the “Castle in the Rockies” and has been open for over 125 years.
There are many museums to visit while in Banff. The Banff Park Museum is the oldest natural history museum in Canada. The Cave and Basin National Historic Site has you squeezing through tunnels so you can discover the hot springs that the pioneers found hundreds of years ago. The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum has exhibits from the Stoney, Blackfoot, Blood, Sarcee and Peigan tribes, complete with dioramas. The Natural History Museum displays gems and fossils as well as a real size Sasquatch.
There are many tours available, so that you will have a chance to see some wild animals. You can choose from a grizzly bear tour or an evening wildlife safari tour. You will be taken to their natural environments, so you can see how they really live.
Prince Edward Island National Park has quite a few dune formations as well as rare plants and animals. Inside the park is the Green Gables Heritage Place. This was the setting for the Anne of Green Gables books by L.M. Montgomery. Anne is Canada’s favorite fictional character. The site includes the Green Gables house, a few museums and tours of the Haunted Woods and Balsam Hollow trails.
To see the most of this area, you will want to take a ride on the Banff Sulpher Mountain Gondola. The mountains will seem larger than life and you won’t be able to tell where the sky ends. It is perfect any time of the day, but at sunset it is really spectacular. There are many hiking trails in the Banff National Park and you will want to pick up a brochure called Day Hikes in Banff National Park from the Information Centre. The brochure will tell you which ones are easy or more difficult as well as what you might see on the trails. The Information Centre also offers guided walks through town and this is where you can hear quite a bit of information from the past.
Banff Alberta Canada has a lot of history and they are proud to share it with visitors. With all of the museums and parks, you will be able to spend time both indoors and outdoors. This way, if the weather is not too good on certain days, you won’t be bored. Whether you are looking for adventures or some rest and relaxation, Banff has just what you need.