Explore the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and Lake Louise - just a couple of attractions that make Banff National Park such a popular destination. Lush in landscape and wildlife, the range of activities will leave you spoilt for choice on your luxury holiday in Banff.
Visit iconic attractions in Banff National Park, located in the celebrated surroundings of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Founded in 1885, Banff is recognised as Canada's first national park. The extreme beauty of this landscape features endless hiking trails through spectacular mountain passes, emerald glacial lakes, epic waterfalls and deep canyons.
Top destinations include the 144-mile Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most famous, and beautiful, drives. The route includes Jasper National Park, and Banff, and the views span majestic glaciers and some of the Rockies' tallest mountain peaks. Keep an eye out for wildlife appearances, from bears to bighorn sheep. Then stop off at Sulphur Mountain and board a gondola to the peak, which offers an incredible view out onto the UNESCO-listed Banff. Then head back down to terra firma, and explore Cave and Basin, Lake Minnewanka, and top it all off by relaxing in the Upper Hot Springs.
Heli-hikes are a fabulous way to visit exclusive parts of this region, and witness the hidden gems of Banff National Park. A helicopter will take you to secluded areas and expert guides will highlight the impressive variety of flora and fauna on hikes. Banff is also home to the renowned Lake Louise and Lake Moraine. With limitless options for leisure activities, make the most of each opportunity in this natural wonderland.
Enjoy gourmet favourites in the beautiful settings of this national park. With a variety of options including juicy steaks, slow roasted prime rib, succulent shellfish and fresh salads, there are dishes to suit all tastes.
Dine with breathtaking views across the natural landscape, with some restaurants including an open kitchen for you to see your meals being prepared by skilled chefs. International cuisine options also add a variety of flavours, and you'll find you can dine on Italian, French and Japanese specialities.
British nationals do not need a visa to visit Banff, Canada, but will need Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) before travelling. As a precaution, you may want to travel with a photocopy of your passport along with the original. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.