Vacation in Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta Canada

Many vacationers actually struggle to choose between a warm tropical vacation or a trip to a ski resort near a mountain town. And then there’s the summer vs winter conundrum.

This post might sway you to choose a place that’s more vertical in nature offering more of the sights and adventurous experiences that make you feel alive. If you’re feeling bored with the usual Florida/Mexico/Caribbean or Costa Rica vacation, perhaps a vacation in the Canadian Rockies might give you a lift.

A 1938 poster for Chateau Lake Louise courtesy of

This winter and beyond into 2022, millions of people will visit the Canadian Rockies with Banff National Park as their destination. American travelers will love the extra boost the US Canada currency exchange gives them in 2017. That’s a 30 cents on the dollar bonus!

But what will you find when you visit Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise in Alberta Canada? You’ll find one of the most completely satisfying vacations possible.

And if wedding bells are in your future, this Canadian paradise will get you started on a delightful note. And shouldn’t you get your marriage launched the very best way?

It’s hard to describe the full value and impact of a Canadian Rocky Mountain experience. There’s many different ways to get to Banff and Lake Louise whether from Vancouver to the West and Calgary to the East.

And you can customize your itinerary when you get here. From nature hikes and river rafting to golf and skiing, your days will be full and your evenings relaxing. The pics below explain best how amazing this haven is whether at Xmas or in the summer and fall.

Enjoy this gallery of Banff and Lake Louise pictures and videos that explain vividly why you might be looking into booking your vacation package.

Beautiful Lake Louise with Chateau Lake Louise in foreground
Moraine Lake is one of the most beautiful places on earth

Chateau Lake Louise – An Absolute Must See

The pleasing architecture and stunning views offered at the Chateau Lake Louise make it a prefered destination for world travelers. High altitude, clean air, beautiful colors, fantastic walking trails, leave an indelible impression on all visitors. Canoeing, eating drinking, and listening to Swiss Alp Horns is part of a typical day at Lake Louise. If you’re lucky you might might a Canadian deer or a hoary Marmot.

The alpine trails leading to the tea houses are a spectacular adventure.  Believe me, if you’re a hiker, you won’t want to leave. Bring your camera, your friends, a lunch, and shoot all the selfies you can!  It’s expected here.

Photo courtesy of Fairmont Chateua Lake Louise

The Lake Agnes Tea House – Your Reward for the Climb

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Banff Village – A Picturesque Mountain Town

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Banff Restaurants – More Than You’ll Ever Visit

Check out the incredible cuisine of Banff at and discover which restaurant has the best views!

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Take the gondola up and check out the sumptuous menu at the incomparable Skybistro on Sulphur Mountain in Banff. Screen pic courtesy of

Banff Springs Hotel – Canada’s National Treasure

Want to experience the Rockies and Banff like a celebrity or royalty? You can do that and you’ll likely see celebrities here from around the world. This old castle looks like it’s shipped in from Europe. It’s splendid interior and exterior architecture is a marvel you’ll be checking out.  It’s been beautifully refurbished to include a magnificent spa. You can walk, ride your mountain bike, or go golfing or river rafting. This is where Marilyn Monroe stayed when doing the film A River Runs Through it.

It’s a nice walk to the town of Banff but don’t get too close to the Elk walking about freely. Elk are huge animals and the rocky mountain sheep are large too.

Bull elk feeding in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Photo courtesy of Huntington Post

Is Moraine Lake The Most Beautiful Lake in the World?

Moraine Lake, Alberta
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Take a hike around Moraine Lake which is near Lake Louise. Spectacular.

Johnston’s Canyon Walk – – Photo courtesy of

House in Canmore Alberta

Ski Lake Louise, Sunshine, and Mount Norquay

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There are plenty of excellent hotel accommodations along Banff Avenue. Photo courtesy of Tripadvisor

Photo courtesy of a — Banff Hot Springs

Thanks for visiting!  And happy vacations in 2017.

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