Golden, itself, is located in one of the most beautiful places in the world set between Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho.
The Lake Louise ski area is one of the best in Canada during winter but in summer, it is equally beautiful for biking, hiking and sightseeing.
As a full-time Canadian Rockies mountain man, I sometimes take for granted the amount of time I have to explore the many trails of Jasper National Park, Banff National Park and the Canmore/Kananaskis region.
The Sunshine Meadows are locally regarded as some of the most stunning alpine settings in the Canadian Rockies.
You choose some accommodations to be close to Banff centre, shopping and restaurants. You choose some for price and you choose some for luxury but some you reserve for those special vacations.
Things to do in Banff – the Banff Gondola Banff National Park, Alberta Coming to a town like Banff is not the same as going to a big city. You don’t have to waste much time on transport and almost everything is walkable from your hotel. The sightseeing is generally all natural. It is not…
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