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Banff National Park

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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Banff is absolutely lovely, it’s meant to be the oldest national park in Canada and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Make sure you buy a pass in advance (if you are in the national parks for more than a week it’s cheaper to get an annual pass)....More

Thank L0V3T0TRAV3L97
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the great National Parks. Worth checking out the government backed website to get the best prices for admission tickets. Tickets need to purchased and displayed on the windscreen of the car. We purchased an annual pass which covered us for all parks. The...More

Thank Polychrest
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our visit to Banff National Park. Beautiful lakes and hikes. Love the fenced highway with overpasses and underpasses to allow wildlife movement and migration. I'm finally visiting more of my own backyard. Banff is a must-see for anyone visiting Canada including people from other...More

Thank Cdn_Grl_Wanderluster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Banff National park is the oldest national park in Canada. It is awesomely beautiful with stunning views of mountains, rivers and lakes. We were so lucky to be able to experience such stunning beauty in nature.

Thank Mei T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is impossible to review this National Park in one entry as it is vast and there is so much to do. Suffice to say it is one of the most impressionable places I have visited. The sheer beauty and ruggedness takes your breath away....More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing trip, tall waterfalls, incredible via ferrata hike. Bucket list trip. Yes it's crowded in places but for good reason. It is amazing.

Thank Y3617UPchrisr
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say but to add this to your bucket list of places to see!!! I am oh-so grateful to have visited the Canadian Rockies. Trip of a lifetime!

Thank HoneybeeLady
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Rockies in the US, the Grand Tetons, and the Alps before this... nothing prepared me for the overwhelming beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The touristy things are crowded (the buses are kind of annoying) but there is a reason that they...More

Thank tttherapist
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting Banff in each season of the year, but especially in the Fall when, in some high alpine areas, the needles of the Alpine Larches turn yellow. The Valley of the Ten Peaks has become so famous for these, they've had to close...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large area offers many well-known lakes, but has numerous hiking trails (most require you to be in fairly good shape) as well. Or you can simply take several scenic drives to see the mountains, waterfalls, and wildlife. You do have to pay a hefty...More

Thank Susan S
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Karissa R
October 4, 2018|
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Response from ShaunL | Reviewed this property |
As per others then rent a car. We picked a car up in Vancouver and dropped off at Calgary with stays in Banff and other places in the way. No one way rental fee and we used Avis. Awesome scenery. Enjoy!
September 13, 2018|
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Response from haveboozewilltravel | Reviewed this property |
Tunnel Mountain Village II is the most convenient (if you need electricity), Tunnel Mountain Village I otherwise. You can make reservations online.