Our Trip to Banff National Park

  1. April Jeff says:

    Kate thanks so much for this! Banff has been on the bucket list for a while. How far out did you start making reservations, especially for the hotel?

    • Sara says:

      I’m so happy you loved your time in our beautiful province. I grew up hiking and skiing in Banff and have never trusty appreciated the beauty in our own backyard. Now that I’m grown and have a family of my own, we spend most of our mountain visits in Canmore also. We love the laid back outdoorsy vibe compared the busy tourist feel of Banff.
      Thanks for showcasing our beauty here in Alberta.

  2. Lucy says:

    Wow! A beautiful and amazing trip!. I am sorry to hear Banff has gotten so touristy. I remember great restaurants and shops there. Thanks for the information on Canmore. I will add it if we get to celebrate our anniversary there. I hope the Rundle Lounge is still at the Banff hotel. Maybe a night at Lake Louise would be in order as well.

  3. Stephanie says:

    This vacation post is inspiring me to get going on planning for our anniversary trip. Would you mind sharing some costs? Like if I dream about staying a lake louise gold level how much should I estimate? where you able to save or utilize any tricks/tips to cost save during the trip?

  4. Sara says:

    Just a FYI, You can buy Banff park passes at the entry to the park when you drive through.
    Thanks for showcasing our beautiful parks. We often take it for granted living within a couple hours drive of Jasper or Banff.
    I also prefer the laid back feeling of Canmore, much less touristy.

  5. Christina says:

    Thank you for sharing — what a beautiful trip.

    Did you feel any of the hikes were dangerous (like a slip would send you over a cliff)?

  6. Lia says:

    I went to Banff last September and absolutely loved it. This post brought back some great memories! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

  7. Annie McCartney says:

    This is so incredible! Thanks for taking the time to write all this out, I will def be referencing this! As I am sitting here reading I kept showing my husband all your pictures LOL! I told him we have to go! It just looks so so dreamy! Would you say the hotel was the most expensive part of the trip? I was trying to estimate what a trip like this may cost!

    PS- I am grateful for social media for accounts like yours! I really enjoy your content!

  8. Sarah says:

    Love this! I have been to British Columbia and absolutely loved it. Banff is also on the list. I do want to add for hiking in general – as I think this is the case for lots of trails in Canada. But if there is a grizzly bear siting the trail is closed. We missed out on amazing trail because this. Obviously it meant we were safe but something to note and make sure you have a way to get this info!

  9. Michelle Liebergesell says:

    My husband and I were in Banff on Labor Day! We drove from Roswell, Georgia with our camper about 3,000 miles and stayed at the Lake Louise campground. On our first day, we hiked
    the Louise Creek Trail from the campground to the lake. It was very busy but beautiful! On another day, we paid $30 to park at the Fairmont and had afternoon tea which was fabulous!

  10. Jerry/cherlynn lopez says:

    My wife and I first honeymooned in Banff over 33 yrs ago. Banff to Jasper-all of that. Then Canadian train from jasper to Vancouver, BC. No car. Planes, train, bus, bicycle, hike. Been back three times since. One of the most beautiful, scenic, and memorable trips of our lives. Will be back for our 40th and hopefully 50th anniversaries.

  11. Tammy Horn says:

    My husband and I are planning to go soon. It’s been something we’ve wanted to do for a very long time! Thanks for all the helpful info! It looked Amazing!

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