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6 Tips to Make a Trip To Banff Unforgettable 

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Save in Canmore

Check out home share options in the town of Canmore instead of a pricy hotel in Banff. Plus, find lots of cute shopping and restaurants in town. 

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Parking at Lake Louise and Lake Moraine fills up fast. Get there before 8 am, visit in the off season, or take the shuttle instead of driving. 

Visit Popular Lakes Early 

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Don't Stress! 

If you aren't a morning person, don't worry if you miss a popular lake. Scenery is stunning everywhere and you will get your fill of the beautiful water no matter where you go. 

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In British Columbia, you'll find Yoho National Park (about 40 mins from Lake Louise). The smaller park also has beautiful water and great hikes like Banff. It's worth a side excursion! 

Make Time for Yoho

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It's hard to miss the glaciers and scenic outlooks as you drive Icefields Parkway but make sure to give yourself at least an extra hour for stops. 

Take Your Time on Icefields Parkway

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Canoe Bow River

There are many opportunity to canoe in the lakes but Bow River in Banff Town is less busy and the flow of a river helps guide your journey. It's perfect for all levels but especially beginners. 

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