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Best Things to Do in Banff

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Lisa's Travel Tips for Banff

What are the best places to eat and drink in Banff?

Ramen Arashi definitely my favourite lunch spot because it was so homey and authentic. Park Distillery had some great craft spirits to try and the atmosphere was great.

What are the best things to do in Banff?

Loved the Via Ferrata at Mount Norquay.

Visited Banff in September

Photo Shoot Location: Lake Minnewanka

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


Vivien's Travel Tips for Banff

What are the best places to eat and drink in Banff?

Our favorite restaurant was at the hotel we stayed in, Primsose at Rimrock resort hotel . The server was super good, we requested food outside of the menu, they were accommodating.

What are the best things to do in Banff?

Favorite activities were hiking up Lake Agnes and visiting Glacier Icefield.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Banff?

Pack plenty of healthy snacks and comfortable shoes !!!!

Visited Banff in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Carly in Banff for Flytographer


Jenna's Travel Tips for Banff

What are the best things to do in Banff?

Visit Moraine Lake and drive the Icefield Parkway!

Visited Banff in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


Nikhil's Travel Tips for Banff

What are the best places to eat and drink in Banff?

Tooloulous

What are the best things to do in Banff?

Calm down

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Leave your worry back home

Visited Banff in July

Photo Shoot Location: Lake Minnewanka

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


Philippa's Travel Tips for Banff

What are the best places to eat and drink in Banff?

You have to try the grizzly house just to say you have been there and experience the unique dining style, don’t forget to use the Historic phones. Toolooloos is a great little lunch place- the crab corn chowder is delicious. We didn’t get to the park distillery as hoped but the food looks to die for and such a neat idea, plus I’d like to try one or four of their signature cocktails.

What are the best things to do in Banff?

Head up the gondola for some breath taking views and a great lunch.

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Get on the roam bus and walk. Driving can be hard and difficult to find a parking spot. Plus once your in a spot anyways you have to walk to your location regardless.

Visited Banff in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


Carmen's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Banff is a LOVELY little town! I highly recommend it

Visited Banff in March

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Megan in Banff for Flytographer


Kim's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Dress warmly!

Visited Banff in March

Photo Shoot Location: Lake Minnewanka

Megan in Banff for Flytographer


Brittney's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

The Banff Gondola was absolutely breathtaking. I recommend it to anyone traveling to Banff!

Visited Banff in February

Photo Shoot Location: Two Jack Lake

Lyndsay in Banff for Flytographer


Ashvin's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Stay warm and plan a few days, you never know how the weather will clear up!

Visited Banff in January

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


Heidi's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Go visit the Bow river view point for great pictures! Don’t rush let nature suck you in!

Visited Banff in December

Photo Shoot Location: Fairmont Banff Springs

Staci in Banff for Flytographer


Beth's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

The ice walk at Johnston Canyon was amazing and I would do it again in a heartbeat! So beautiful and like nothing we've ever seen or experienced before!

Visited Banff in November

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lyndsay in Banff for Flytographer


Megan's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Go in the late fall! Way less tourists, and perfect weather! Well, perfect if you don't mind wearing a sweater or light jacket. :)

Visited Banff in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


Lauren's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

When going to Moraine Lake (where we did our shoot), get to the parking lot EARLY! We arrived just before 7am and the lot at the lake itself was already full, so we parked down by the lodge at Lake Louise (which was also already CRAZY busy) and took the shuttle. Just be prepared for a VERY early morning!

Visited Banff in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lyndsay in Banff for Flytographer


Kelsey's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

In summer - dinner reservations are a must! Without reservations you may be waiting extended periods for a table. Wild Flour bakery was a great spot for breakfast, and we had an amazing dinner at The Bison. My husband dubbed it his all time best meal!

Visited Banff in August

Photo Shoot Location: Lake Minnewanka

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


Andrea's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Our favorite restaurant was Block in downtown Banff! Amazing food and great atmosphere! Lake Moraine at sunrise! Do everything early in the morning to beat the crowds and get great pictures!

Visited Banff in August

Photo Shoot Location: Lake Minnewanka

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


Beth's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

GyPsy Ausio guide is a must

Visited Banff in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lyndsay in Banff for Flytographer


Rachel's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Experience the beauty of the surrounding lakes--Lake Louise, Morraine Lake, Peyto Lake, and Lake Minnewanka were our favorites.

Visited Banff in October

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lyndsay in Banff for Flytographer


Meg's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Go hiking! Get outside! See the Fairmont Banff Springs resort! Unwind & turn off your phones at Baker Creek Cabins!

Visited Banff in July

Photo Shoot Location: Cascade of Time Gardens

Lyndsay in Banff for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Get to your favorite spots early! Or after 5pm to avoid tour buses.

Visited Banff in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


Chelsea's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Must hike to Peyto Lake!

Visited Banff in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lyndsay in Banff for Flytographer


Kierstyn's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Definitely take a hop on hop off tour of the lakes. Also, the glacier tour is very fun too!

Visited Banff in July

Photo Shoot Location: Two Jack Lake

Lyndsay in Banff for Flytographer


Janet's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Travel tip: Make reservations a day in advance to omit restaurant wait-times. Get up early and stay up late. This is not a sleepers vacation. If it rains - no sweat. The mountains look beautifully moody draped with cloud cover. Layer up - You'll sweat AND be able to see your breath within a ten minute span, so be prepared to put on and peel on.

Visited Banff in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lyndsay in Banff for Flytographer


susan's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Stay at the Fairmont Lake Louise

Visited Banff in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


Sky's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Get up early to avoid the crowds!!!

Visited Banff in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Lyndsay in Banff for Flytographer


Amy's Travel Tips for Banff

What is your best overall travel tip for Banff?

Make your way to both Banff and Jasper! The four hour drive between the two towns on the Icefields Parkway is 100% worth it.

Visited Banff in May

Photo Shoot Location: Bow Falls

Robin in Banff for Flytographer


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