Canada’s oldest national park boasts natural riches to spare.
Opened in 1885, the 2,500-square-mile Banff National Park is a stunning collection of natural wonders, including the Canadian Rockies, glacial lakes like Lake Louise and Moraine Lake and the scenic Icefields Parkway, which connects Banff to Jasper State Park and runs by the storied Columbia Icefield. Three million visitors explore the park each year, making it the most popular attraction in Alberta.
If You Go
Improvement District No. 9
Parks Canada shuttles and Roam Public Transport buses serve much of the park.
Recommended time to spend:
At least a day
Where to stay
Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport’s is positioned less than 10 minutes from the airport and less than 20 minutes from Downtown, making it a fantastic place to stay for business and leisure travelers alike. The free shuttle from the airport will take you to the hotel, which has a fitness centre, indoor pool with water slide, Sana Spa, hot tub, 24-hour business centre, and an onsite grill and wine bar.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Calgary-Airport is located midway between downtown Calgary and Calgary International airport. The hotel is perfect for families and business travelers with its heated indoor pool and hot tub, free hot breakfast, business centre, and free parking.