It wasn’t even meant to be: the city of Banff was initially founded to support the development efforts of the transcontinental railway. Today, Banff is one of the top resort towns in Canada, a popular destination in Alberta that offers the perfect blend of serenity in nature with jaw-dropping adventures. Whilst most travelers tend to explore Banff in the colder months to see its winter beauty (along with Jasper and Lake Louise), Banff is just as charming and welcoming during the warmer months. Located within the Rocky Mountain peaks, you can feel nature’s warmth in the cold months and inhale mountainous fresh air in the spring and summer months.
The beauty of Banff comes from a perfect combination of slow living and exhilarating experiences. If you’re short on time, aim for three-to-four days to combine city tours, lake excursions, and icefield expeditions. For longer vacations, a week in Banff allows you to explore the lakes in the area, add biking expeditions along Vermillion Lake and Lake Moraine trails, and spend more time in nature.