Banff national Park (Banff National Park) — the first Park of Canada, which was established in 1885. Located in the province of Alberta, approximately 110 km from calgary, it is also considered the largest national Park in Canada and one of the largest in the world. How to get
To Park closest international airport is in calgary. A little closer is the Springbank airport — 80 kilometers from the Park — but it arrives only domestic flights. In the Park, in the town of Banff also has an airport, but passenger planes don’t land there.
About a half hour before the Park can be reached from calgary on highway 1. On highway 11 to the Park can be reached from Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer, and highway 93 from Radium Hot Springs and Cranbrook. On the bus
The Greyhound and Brewster buses depart regularly from calgary, as well as from many cities in British Columbia. In addition, you can book an excursion to the Park of Banff and get on the tour bus. Most of these trips to calgary and Vancouver.
In order to move in the Park, you will need a car to rent in calgary, Banff or lake Louise. In addition, you can rent a bike, but keep in mind that to ride it on hilly areas is quite difficult, and better not to do it, if you’ve never went mountain Biking. Rent a bike in Banff or lake Louise. Finally, you can rent a moped in Bactrax/Snowtips. Hotels Of Banff
Most of the hotels in the Park is located in the town of Banff. At HI-Banff Alpine Centre room rates start from USD 32, and the Banff Y Mountain Lodge — from 46 USD for a private room or $ 22 for a place in the dormitory. At both hotels feature kitchens, Laundry and Internet.
Banff Ptarmigan Inn and 333 Guest House is located in the heart of the city, close to many shops and restaurants, but the prices for accommodation and there are some above. But if you’re not on a tight budget, can stay in The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the most luxurious hotels around the Park.
Lake Louise hotels a little less, but if you want to stop right there, you completely can do that. In the hostel HI-Castle Mountain Wilderness, HI-Lake Louise Alpine Centre and HI-Mosquito Creek hostel there, which is 25 — 30 USD per night, and the last two have private rooms, which cost starts from 70 USD, depending on the season. Also near the lake there is a lovely upscale hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, but the prices there are extremely high.
Restaurants In Banff
Almost all local restaurants are also located in the town of Banff. At the Balkan restaurant, owned by the family of the Greeks, you will be able to dilute beautiful, but definitely a cool scenery of the Rocky mountains South of the festive atmosphere. And Wildfire Grill will warm you up excellent steaks, reasonable price and warm service — in addition, the view’s just excellent.
In The Maple Leaf can offer you an extensive wine list and fine cuisine, and a huge selection of cocktails you can find on the lower floor of Saltlik Steakhouse. And, once you are in Banff Park, will certainly go to the Grizzly House, it is unlikely that you soon the next time you have the opportunity to be in the same original place and try the same unusual cuisine.