Beautiful Banff National Park

Our first visit to a great Canadian National Park – Banff.

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Park views are simply spectacular – unlike any I have seen.  Easy to get to on Canadian highways.

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                                                 Lake Louise

The very popular Lake Louise is a great stop.  Look at that bright green water, caused by the glacier run off and minerals from the rocks.  Just like the Caribbean, just a little chillier.

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A hike to one of the local teahouses – a nice hike, but would suggest you BYOP – bring your own picnic.  Two teahouses are within hiking distance – an interesting not-to-be-missed experience.  Also this was a difficult hike for me, but thanks to Donald’s patience,I made it.  The hike took two hours up, 45 minutes back.

The tea is good – you can carry in better food.   A nice break from hiking with great views.

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And once you reach the teahouse, you are rewarded with this spectacular vista – Lake Agnes.

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We camped at Tunnel Mountain trailer park.  Nice, Full Hookups and close to the lovely town of Banff – easy to navigate with a large RV towing a car.  The Ranger at check-in was nice enough to move us into a larger site as the first just did not work for us.  Thanks!

The park was fairly crowded and it appeared that the even-numbered campsites were more level (for those who care about being level) than the odd-numbered sites.

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Once in the campground, you are surrounded with great mountain views all around…

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And a bonus of being close to the lovely town of Banff with good restaurants & bars.  We really enjoyed this beautiful town and the surrounding scenery.  

We hope to return sometime in the future.  And, as a bonus the Canadians in the this part of the country are super nice and glad to see tourists in their town.  

 


11 thoughts on “Beautiful Banff National Park

  1. The Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff is probably the most spectacular scenery we have ever seen, Gail…and that includes Alaska. We absolutely loved it there.

  2. Great photos

    If you are heading further north, be aware that Dawson Creek is badly flooded and some roads have been washed out and are blocked for at least a few weeks. We are currently heading up to Dawson Creek, but had to change our route and head down to Jasper from Prince George.

      1. We were due in Dawson Creek on June 29th for 3 nights, but as a result of the flooding, Hwy 97 is closed between Prince George and Dawson Creek. We are unable to make it up to Dawson Creek. You can check road conditions are http://www.drivebc.ca

        On departing Prince George we are heading to Jasper KOA, then Edmonton. Skipping Banff this year, in favour on the more northerly crossing of BC.

        Enjoy Alaska, we hope to make it one summer.

      2. will let you know how we fare on our trip North – pretty nervous about it – currently work on securing our cabinets, wrapping the Jeep in yoga mats. etc. we link up with our caravan today in Dawson Creek – hopefully avoiding the road closures. Look forward to your posts on BC – we recently discovered the Okanagan Valley (Southern BC) and their wines. Are you planning a stop there? we are considering cutting our caravan participation short to visit that wine region. Apparently the warmest part of Canada – and we have really enjoyed the wine!

      3. Affirmative on visiting the Okanagan. We return to BC in early October and will slowly make our way along Hwy 3 towards the Okanagan. Will be in Oliver for a week starting the 19th, then a week in Kelowna before returning to Vancouver in early November.

        If you are stopping in Oliver, I recommend Desert Gem RV, especially for big rigs.

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