Banff National Park
Visited – July 2019 – 4 days
Banff National Park is the birthplace of national parks in Canada. It is nestled in the Rocky Mountains and features mountainous terrain, alpine landscapes, glaciers, ice fields, turquoise glacial lakes and an abundance of wildlife. Basically all the great things you’d want while camping and hiking.
Banff & Jasper National Parks
Visited – September 2016 – 6 days
With sweeping vistas of the Rocky Mountains in its backyard and commanding views of turquoise lakes fed by nearby glaciers, Alberta is what the Canadian great outdoors is all about. With a plethora of national parks scattered around the southwestern part of the province there are endless hiking opportunities and great chances of glimpsing wildlife in their natural habitat.
Visited – July 2019 – 1 day
I flew down to Calgary with my good friend A and spent the last four days in Banff National Park. We initially booked a campsite at the Two Jack Main Campground, but the forecast was calling for rain overnight and we didn’t want to pack up a wet tent in the morning. Plus it was cold. Instead, we headed back to Calgary to spend our final day of our trip out west.
Visited – August 2016 – 1 day
We spent our one day in Canmore going on an Adventure Cave Tour with Canmore Cave Tours. The tour is 6 hours in duration and includes an 18m rappel, shimmying and slithering through tight spaces, and scrambling up, down, and around large boulders.
Waterton Lakes National Park
Visited – August 2016 – 2 days
Situated in southwestern Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park is where the prairies meet the mountains. It is nestled right on the border just north of Montana’s Glacier National Park. Together, these two parks formed the first ever International Peace Park to better preserve and protect the shared ecosystem.