Thinking of Banff in winter conjures up images of a winter wonderland, where the mountaintops and trees are covered in snow.
There are few activities more Canadian than cross-country skiing in Banff National Park.
Snowshoeing in Kananaskis is one of the best ways to get out and experience the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the winter.
If you’ve never experienced Banff during winter, you might be wondering if Banff is worth visiting in winter.
If you are visiting Banff in winter or anytime between October and April, it’s very likely you’ll be seeing snow. Here in the Canadian Rockies, the snow typically starts to fly well before the official start of winter and that’s when all the Banff winter activities will start.
Banff National Park is famous for its diverse and accessible wildlife. Millions of tourists visit Banff each year with hopes of catching a glimpse of a grizzly bear or the beautiful antlers of a bull elk. For many, the Banff wildlife species are foreign; animals that have only been seen on Instagram or enclosed in a zoo.
I’ve been enjoying the Johnston Canyon hike in Banff for over 40 years now and I gotta say, I never get tired of it. Sure, people say it’s too touristy, but it’s so popular for a reason… it’s short, easy, beautiful and fun.