what best season for Banff/Banff National Park
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Oct 26, 2012 1:11 PM Last Post By: roremc
Oct 25, 2012 7:42 PM
what best season for Banff/Banff National Parkwhat's the best season for Banff/Banff National Park, does the tourist map available in tourist center? where is the location of the tourist center? it's better to give a link of it. I found some maps regarding Banff and Banff park map , not sure it still accurate or should I trust?
Oct 26, 2012 12:21 AM
1Banff is awesome Winter or summer. If your not a winter person, then come in the summer, as winter can get -30 to -40.
Will you hire a car. Banff is 3hrs from the closest airport, there is an airporter bus which costs $50 that will bring you from Calgary. Best if you have a car if here short term as you can get around so much easier.
Summer is definately better as soo much more to see apossed to winter unless you plan to ski most the time. Theres still lots to see and do like dog-sledding etc but Summer, is better.
The info centre is located pretty much smack bang in centre of town and if you cant find it (opposite side to the 'Roots' store, just ask and someone will help.
Theres the gondola that gives you full view over banff, theres the hot springs (it looks like a normal pool, but the water is all from natural hot spring, there is the fairmont (looks like a castle), theres bow falls, theres white water rafting (hydra are pretty awesome company i went with) on the kicking horse river (it is an hr an half from banff) but well worth it if you want more than a boat float that they provide. There are horse rides, there are plenty of hikes.
Theres heaps to do, there are a few booking agents in Banff, but the best one that I know of and only heard good reviews is called "Banff Adventures Unlimited' i'm not sure of the name of the street (i think its called Bear street) its the next street over from Banff ave, its sort of located behind a bakery to the right, on the other side of street is a parking area. You tell them how long your in the area for and what your looking for and they can set you up, even if you dont hav transport while there they can let you know of any companies that provide that service.
Hope that helps
Oct 26, 2012 8:30 AM
2Banff is 3hrs from the closest airport
Hardly...1.5 hrs from Calgary
For Banff, you def do NOT need a booking agent. Also, avoid November if you can. July and August will be packed and prices will be inflated, so book early.
Oct 26, 2012 1:11 PM
Bags feeling light?
Coffee table looking bare?
Get your guidebooks, travel goods, even individual chapters, right here.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$215.27 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$151.16 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$293.75 per night