If you’ve ever driven the Trans-Canada Highway between Canmore and Banff in the summer, it’s likely you noticed the paved pathway that parallels the highway teeming with cyclists. Cycling the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail between Banff and Canmore has become a must-do summer activity in Banff National Park.
Banff National Park might just be the perfect outdoor playground for active families. With so many things to do in Banff with kids, you’ll have trouble fitting it all in. If your Banff itinerary allows it, we recommend adding in some of these best Banff hikes with kids.
Banff National Park is without a doubt one of the best places to visit in Canada. From amazing mountain scenery, stunning mountain lakes and so many outdoor activities, it’s a nature lovers paradise. If your family loves to get outside and explore in nature, you’ll love visiting Banff with kids.
The Lower Kananaskis Lake snowshoe is a perfect combination of an easy snowshoe trail and outstanding scenery. You’ll enjoy a leisurely walk through a snow covered forest with non-stop lake and mountain views.
The Upper Stoney Loop snowshoe in Banff is a short, uphill climb through a lodgepole pine and spruce tree forest. The snowshoe up to the Upper Stoney Lookout will get your heart pumping for the first half, allowing for a break at the top before an almost entirely downhill second half.
The Frozen Toad snowshoe trail is an enjoyable, easy Kananaskis snowshoe trail between the Elkwood and Boulton Creek Campgrounds. The 8.1 km Frozen Toad loop, another of the new official snowshoe trails in Kananaskis, is remarkably flat and packs a lot of Kananaskis mountain scenery into a single outing.
Thinking of Banff in winter conjures up images of a winter wonderland, where the mountaintops and trees are covered in snow.
One of the most incredible things about living in or near the mountains is the multitude of ways to get out and enjoy nature. Fat tire biking is a new activity for us, but we were instantly hooked. Winter can feel free to stick around while we have fun fat biking in Banff and area!