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Canada's Rockies In-2/3-days

Canadian mountain classics in a long-weekend

Uff Dah!

This long weekend in and around Banff National Park checks off most of the classic attractions, but also gives you the chance to leave the busier areas behind for a flavor of the wilder Canadian Rocky Mountains.

The itinerary requires your own vehicle and would be best organized using Calgary as the gateway, then booking one night in Lake Louise, one night in Field, BC and one night in Banff.

If you'd rather be based in just one place, make it Lake Louise to save time in transit. If you only have two days then skip the Yoho National Park portions of the itinerary on days two & three.

DAY 1: Banff

From Calgary head to the town of Banff, park downtown and wander Banff Avenue, its main shopping street, before walking the Bow Falls Loop and and treating yourself to drink at the grandiose Banff Springs Hotel. Stop at the Banff Park Museum on the way back and you’ll have given yourself a good insight into Victorian-era Banff.

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The Athabasca Glacier

Hike or 4x4 a glacier

Banff Park Museum

Victorian-era natural history

Banff Springs Hotel

Iconic 5-star Gothic hotel ($$$$) + dining (b,l,d; $$+)

Bow Falls Loop

Best easy hike from downtown: 1.5hrs/Easy/5km

Emerald Lake

Yoho's most accessible large lake

Glacier Sky Walk

The Sunwapta Valley for those without vertigo!

Johnston Canyon & The Ink Pots

Canyon with dramatic falls: 2hrs/easy/5km

Laggan’s Mountain Bakery

Popular café & bakery (b,l; $)

Lake O’Hara

Gorgeous lake & mountain scenery: but limited access

Mount Norquay

Banff's ski area: convenient, fun & steep! + Via Ferrata

Tunnel Mountain

Best hike from downtown for views: 2hrs/Moderate/5km

Wilcox Pass

Meadows hike & great icefield views: 3.5hrs/Moderate/8km

Yoho National Park Visitor Centre

Yoho's park info & permit centre

Yoho Valley

Yoho's backpacking heaven

Text © Christian Williams

Images by Andrew E. Larsen, C Williams