Craggy mountain peaks, lush forests, turquoise lakes, and majestic glaciers—these are just a few of the natural wonders that make Banff National Park a bucket-list-worthy destination. Every year Canada’s oldest national park attracts millions of visitors looking to take in its majestic beauty and explore its sights. And while Banff National Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, those looking for a pampering vacation with plenty of luxury amenities will not be disappointed either.
Read on for a handy breakdown of everything you need to know to organize a luxury trip of a lifetime to this natural gem nestled at the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
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Getting to and Around Banff National Park
So, where is Banff National Park? Located on the western border of Alberta with British Columbia, the park spans 2,564 square miles of unspoiled beauty and wilderness. The most convenient and fast way to get there from the U.S. is to fly to Calgary International Airport and then drive for a little over an hour (or 78 miles).
But if you’d like to arrive in Banff in a truly memorable way, start your journey in Vancouver with the Rocky Mountaineer…