Banff Journals

Beautiful Banff

A travel journal to Banff by Inasuitcase

Quote: Breathtaking scenery! Abundant wildlife! Outdoor adventure! Friendly people! Good food! I travel often for work and pleasure and this is one of my all-time favorite destinations.

Beautiful Banff

Overview

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This is a great place to base a trip to see the Canadian Rockies... The scenery is BREATHTAKING! Bring your camera, your hiking boots, and a sense of adventure. Plan to spend a few days getting back to nature! You will not be disappointed!

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

It is best to rent a car.

Hostels

Hotel | "Too many to list!!!"

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Hostels vary in amenities provided, but the basics are the same... bed, shared kitchen, common living room, etc.

Good, clean rooms with friendly staff!

We travel to see the sights not the inside of a hotel room!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 15, 2001

Hostels
Throughtout the area
Banff, Alberta
Various

St. James Gate Irish Pub

Restaurant | "St. James Gate"

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I visit the Banff/Lake Louis area as often as possible. This is a pub the locals recommended after spending a day in the great outdoors. It was EXACTLY what we were seeking. Great food, friendly staff, and reasonable prices for DELICIOUS food!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 15, 2001

St. James Gate Irish Pub
205 Wolf Street
Banff, Alberta T0L 0C0
+1 403 762 9355

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The eight-minute ride takes you to the 7500-foot summit with its panoramic view and alpine trails. BREATHTAKING!!!

You can also hike to the top, no special equipment or clothes needed. You can then opt to take the gondola back to the base.

$18/adult CND

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 15, 2001

Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Hot Springs Road
Banff, Alberta T0L 0C0
+1 403 762 5438

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Road Trip! One of the most spectacular drives in Canada... Travel west on Highway 1 to Canmore. (Pay $10/car/day to enter Banff National Park.) Highway 1 will take you into the heart of the Rocky Mountains through the town of Banff. From there, you can continue straight onto Lake Louise. Better yet, turn off to the right shortly after Banff and drive the winding, forested Bow Valley Parkway, which will take you to Johnston Canyon (Have the time? Take a hike!) Then continue through Lake Louis townsite, then through to where the Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93) branches off towards Jasper. You can cut the loop short by turning onto the more remote David Thompson Hig...Read More