Come to the great Canadian state of Alberta to experience the city of Banff. Home of legendary ski slopes and film festivals, Banff also offers access to breathtaking national parks, glaciers, lakes, and champion caliber golf. Banff is home to legendary Banff spas, museums, and world-class art galleries as well. This modern, energetic city is the perfect destination for family fun, outdoor adventures, and romantic escapes. The best way to experience everything Banff has to offer is with a stay in a vacation rental of your own. Instead of a cramped hotel room, book a secluded lakeside cabin or downtown condo and relax in style in your home away from home.
If you prefer indoor activities, spend some time shopping, dining, and exploring the museums and historic sites. If you'd rather get away from the urban bustle, head for the mountain trails to go rock climbing, snowshoeing, or ice fishing in Banff park areas and nature preserves. After the sun goes down, head home to your private vacation rental, grill the day's catch on your private deck, and light a campfire under the stars.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your trip:
-Go white water rafting: Chinook Rafting outfitters can lead you on an exciting adventure along the rushing rivers and waterways outside the city center.
-Ride the Banff Gondola: Take a cable car ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain and experience incredible views of Banff National Park.
-Hike or bike the Parker Ridge Trail: The Parker Ridge Trail is one of the most popular hiking and biking spots in Banff Park. This is also an excellent place to spot elusive wildlife like fox and elk.
-Visit the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum: See the fascinating exhibits of this Banff landmark and learn more about the lives and culture of the First Nations People.
-Go boating on Lake Minnewanka: This pristine glassy lake is a perfect place to go sailing, swim, waterski, or go fishing for perch and trout.
-Go horseback riding: Several well maintained stables just outside the city center offer guided trail rides to Banff Springs and the scenic overlooks of Banff Park.
No matter what season of the year you plan your visit, there will be vacation rentals available in Banff. Find an apartment or condo that offers plenty of space and beautiful views. Then relax, unwind, and start making lasting vacation memories. While you're visiting Banff, you may also want to explore the rest of Alberta or British Columbia.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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