The resort town of Banff is nestled in Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains along Alberta, Canada’s Trans-Canada Highway. This picturesque place is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. There’s a lot to do here too. In order to help you plan your trip itinerary, here are the23 best things to do in Banff.

23 Best Things to Do in Banff National Park

1. Take A Hike

Get a close-up look at Banff National Park by exploring it on foot. Take in the amazing view of the rugged Canadian Rockies and the valleys. There are hiking trails here for every level of experience.  

Some of the highly recommended hikes here include the easy family-friendly Lake Minnewanka Loop Trail and the paved Johnston Canyon trail that takes you to some of the park’s stunning waterfalls. There’s also the moderately difficult Plain of Six Glaciers hike which offers great views of Lake Louise and its neighboring glaciers. Finally, there’s the difficult, challenging hike to the peak of mighty Mount Rundle! Be prepared!

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