Last year, Canada was named the place to visit in 2017. And in celebration of their sesquicentennial, entry to Canada’s national parks will be free all year! The result? Visitors are flocking to this beautiful country in unprecedented numbers.
We planned our visit before all of this went down, and were able to ring in the New Year and “golden age” of Canadian tourism in Banff National Park last week. It’s easy to see why people are falling in love with Banff, and with Canada in general. See it through our eyes here, with 25 photos to inspire your Banff wanderlust.
Explore the charming little town in the middle of Canada’s first National Park.
Check out the amazing views of the Fairmont Banff Springs.
Hit the slopes.
Take a hike.
Chase [frozen] waterfalls.
Ice skate on a frozen lake.
Find the coolest cluster of frozen methane bubbles in the ice.
Watch the Canadian sunset colors take over the sky.
Adventure out into the middle of frozen Lake Louise.
Snowshoe up the mountain to get the best view of the Chateau Lake Louise.
Get really cold while enjoying the mountain scenery…
…then warm up by some hot springs…
…or in some hot springs.
Practice your panorama skills on the beautiful snowy landscapes.
To see the rest of the photos from our trip to Banff, you can view my album here.
Happy Wanderlusting, friends!