7 Epic Banff National Park Views

7 Epic Banff National Park Views

 

National Geographic Traveler magazine has just named Banff National Park one of the top 21 destinations for 2017, and for good reason. With endless snow capped mountains, rugged peaks and Gatorade blue lakes it is one destination that should be on everyone's list. 

 

1. Lake Louise

For a surreal view of the lake, stay until dusk when all turns blue and the crowds have gone.   

For a surreal view of the lake, stay until dusk when all turns blue and the crowds have gone. 

 

2. Lake Louise Trail

The trail follows an uphill icy stream through the dense forest, overlooks magnificent views and finishes with the winding road to the picture-perfect lake.  

The trail follows an uphill icy stream through the dense forest, overlooks magnificent views and finishes with the winding road to the picture-perfect lake.

 

3. Vermillion Lakes

Perfect for a picnic on the pier or deer spotting.  

Perfect for a picnic on the pier or deer spotting.

 

4. Mount Rundle

You can spot this mountain from just about anywhere near the Banff town center, but trek the Hoodoos Trail for the best views.  

You can spot this mountain from just about anywhere near the Banff town center, but trek the Hoodoos Trail for the best views.

 

5. Tunnel Mountain

Hike Tunnel Mountain from Banff  for views over the town and surrounding valley. Or if it's foggy and snowing that day, you'll see something like this...   

Hike Tunnel Mountain from Banff  for views over the town and surrounding valley. Or if it's foggy and snowing that day, you'll see something like this... 

 

6. Hoodoos Lookout

A short drive, or spectacular hike from Banff, it's one that won't disappoint.  

A short drive, or spectacular hike from Banff, it's one that won't disappoint.

 

7. Bow River Falls

Walk the river trail from Banff to find stunning views of the surrounding valley and the aqua blue river as it winds around the mountains.  

Walk the river trail from Banff to find stunning views of the surrounding valley and the aqua blue river as it winds around the mountains.

 

Ways to Hiking Fitness this Winter

Ways to Hiking Fitness this Winter

Fall in Love with the Outdoors

Fall in Love with the Outdoors