In the grand scheme of things, Banff National Park’s 2,564 square miles make up just a fraction of Alberta, Canada, the country’s fourth-largest province. But the Canadian Rockies that the park protects are one of the biggest draws to western Canada, and 2,564 square miles is still a lot of territory to see. While there are plenty of accommodations inside the park to help you can maximize your visit — including Banff Airbnbs and a Fairmont Chateau at Lake Louise that was designed to look like a castle — one Airbnb Experience makes experiencing the best of Banff National Park in a single day not only manageable but extremely memorable, from seeing Banff town, to wildlife watching in the heart of the wilderness, to taking scenic hikes, to exploring secret spots. It’s called Discover Banff National Park Day Trip, and the epic adventure is hosted by a Calgary resident named Kevin for just $139 per person.
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A quick guide to Banff National Park
Together with three other national parks and three provincial parks, Banff belongs to the Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks UNESCO World Heritage site in western Canada. The park’s landscape is a mix of dramatic glaciers and glacial streams, crystal-clear lakes, limestone caves, rugged alpine ridges, and snow-capped peaks that serve as a setting for outdoor sports ranging from hiking and rock climbing to skiing and snowboarding. There are three major ski resorts located within the national park that contribute to its popularity — Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, and Mount Norquay — which the park also owes to world-class natural attractions like Moraine Lake, the Banff Upper Hot Springs, and Cave and Basin National Historic Site.
About Discover Banff National Park Day Trip
This Airbnb Experience is a full-day trip to Banff National Park from 8:30 AM to roughly 7:30 PM, starting with a personal pick-up by the host Kevin in downtown Calgary (or the town of Canmore at 10 AM). A group tour, Discover Banff National Park Day Trip hits all of Banff’s major attractions, including Lake Louise and Lake Minnewanka, as well as insider attractions with thinner crowds — the exact itinerary, activities, and pace will be up to the group. Transportation, tickets to the park, lunch at 12:30 PM, coffee, and water are included in the cost of the experience ($139 per person). Kevin will also act as your personal photographer for the day — so make sure your phone is charged and dress in layers appropriate for the weather.