Banff National Park

alberta-banff.jpg

Banff National Park is one of Canada's premier wildernesses. The main attractions of the park are the jaw-dropping lakes.

lake-banffjpg

Lake Louise is the top draw, but it might not be the best option, if you're looking for peace and quiet.

lake-louise.jpg

Lake Moraine isn't far from there, but the crowds are definitely smaller, and though the color of the lakes is similar, it offers a different atmosphere.

peyto-lake.jpg

Peyto Lake may offer the most brilliant turquoise color of all three, but in the end its hard to tell. All three options are spectacular.

lake-minnewanka.jpg

The town of Banff is a great place to stay when exploring all these sites. It's located within a quick hike of some of the main attractions and also offers many restaurants and nightlife options.

cable-car.jpg