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Banff National Park

Oh Canada!

Canada has so much beauty to offer. Banff National Park is just one of those places.  Canada’s first national park – 1 1/2 hrs. drive west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. From Banff’s humble beginnings as a 26 square kilometer hot springs reserve, Banff National Park now consists of 6,641 square kilometers of unparalleled mountain scenery nestled in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies.

When To Go

The best times to visit Banff are June to August and December to March. Nature lovers will want to get to the park when the weather is warm and welcoming (and while the hotel rates in town are at a reasonable level). The skiers, however, will want to vacation in the height of winter.

Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a hamlet in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Hiking trails wind up to the Lake Agnes Tea House for bird’s-eye views. There’s a canoe dock in summer, and a skating rink on the frozen lake in winter. The Lake Louise Ski Resort features a wildlife interpretive center at the top of a gondola.

Northern Lights

The aurora borealis can shine any time of year, but they are best from October to April when the night sky is at its darkest. Generally, the northern lights in Banff shine their brightest during the winter months of December to February. Your best chance to see them is on clear nights with a new moon.

How To Get There

If you want to fly to Banff and Lake Louise, the closest airport is located in Calgary, Alberta. Frequent direct flights connect Calgary International Airport (YYC) to many cities cross Canada, the US, UK, and the rest of the world.

Things To Do

What to do when you get there? So many things. Check out Viator for a list of fun and adventurous things to do.

How To Plan a Trip

No worries. BWK Travel can assist you with planning a trip. Maybe try a Northern Lights tour, or Ice Climbing. Whatever your adventure takes you, we can help take the stress out of planning. Contact us today: 515.556.9966 or

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