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In the fall of 1883, three Canadian Pacific Railway construction workers stumbled across a cave containing hot springs on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains. From that humble beginning was born Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and the world's third. Spanning 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is one of the world's premier destination spots.

hiking
3 days ago

My husband and I ended up doing this short hike in late August when the trail we wanted to do closed due to weather. It is a short hike with beautiful scenery even on a very rainy, snowy, cold, cloudy day. Mirror lake is a beautiful spot to take in the moment. The tea house at the top was very busy but a great spot to warm up. I would do this hike again but Cary on to the other tea houses. Note: parts of the trail are shared with horses.

I did this one in the summer. It was an awesome trip. made it up to the big bee hive. scenery was awesome.

Very easy quick hike up. Took almost an hour to summit. The views were great for sunrise. Lot's of people on the way down.

Loved loved loved this one! Quite easy, long and wonderful. We didnt make it all the way up to the lake because it was icy and we were with my mother in law, but i would definitely finish it in the summer and climb all the way up!

hiking
17 days ago

Awesome. Went up on Dec 30, 2016. Lots of snow but trails had been packed down with previous traffic, so I didn't need snow shoes. Very nice scenery. Will come back in the summer!

AWESOME, fairly easy hike. Grizzlies included!

Great trail for snowshoeing

snowshoeing
19 days ago

fun day for the first time snowshoeing... lots of incline at some points so really learnt a lot fast! :) can't wait to do it again!

Beautiful spot, great views of what must be one of the most photographed lakes in the Canadian Rockies. It gets quite crowded at the lower viewpoint though. Easy hike to the upper viewpoint.

Beautiful hike and great views of Bow river. The Hoodoos were interesting but nothing spectacular.

Great hike. Gorgeous views of Banff and its valley from the viewpoint and restaurant. Boardwalk to the Cosmic Ray Station is also great and very easy. We saw some wildlife (horn sheep mainly) on the way up. Nothing on the way down with the gondola though.

I have done this twice now. In June 2015 and October 2016 back from the Larch Valley Hike. Absolutely idyllic spot. Just gorgeous scenery and fantastic views of Moraine Lake and the valley of the 10 peaks in the background.

Nice easy walk but very crowded. Beautiful waterfalls.

Awesome hike! The view is absolutely breathtaking and the trail is decently challenging. We chose to continue on after the teahouse toward the lookout which was definitely worth it. The only real downside is how busy it is, but once you leave the trail around the lake, the crowds lessen.

Great hike! The lake at the end was beautiful and the scenery was breathtaking!

Fantastic hike. Did it with our 10 year old daughter nov 26 in 1h 50m :) the million dollar views & gondola ride down was the perfect reward

Easy to medium hike but had to turn back because of bear tracks on the snow. Not expert to know when the bear past the area. Met only hand full of hikers.

It's beautiful at this time of the season. Will need spikes on the shoes and but depth of snow is increasing daily.
You will keep on stopping every few meters to take pictures. Very few hikers on the way when reaching the Tea house and above.
Must for those who are into taking scenery pictures.