Canada’s first national park is also the busiest. A “fairytale” mountain town surrounded by towering mountain peaks, Banff is a favourite amongst everyone who visits. Attracting approximately 3-4 million visitors each and every year, it’s no secret that Banff is a tourist town. But that’s okay. With that comes a variety of hotels, activities, bars, and restaurants. Oh, and plenty of souvenir shops as well.
Where is Banff National Park
Banff, Alberta is located just 125 kilometres west of downtown Calgary, Alberta. Many people, including tourists and locals, arrive in Banff from this fast-growing city but you can also come from British Columbia to the east (and south) or from Jasper to the north. It’s easily accessible right off the Trans-Canada highway. There are no airports, so if you’re flying in, Calgary would be best.
Banff National Park Weather
The weather in Banff varies quite a bit between seasons. In the summer, you can expect highs of +25 Celcius and as low as -40 Celcius in the winter. In the summer, you’ll have long nights where the sun doesn’t set until 10 PM. In the winter, the sun will set around 5 PM. Each season has pro’s and con’s, but as long as you have the right clothes, each season is truly awesome in their own way. [Read more…] about Best Things To Do in Banff National Park, Canada