Post # 1
We are planning on going to Alberta and visiting Banff and Jasper national park. Neither one of us has been there before. We will be going next June. What should we not miss while we are there? Any recommendations for hotels? Any thing is appreciated. Thanks.
Post # 4
I haven’t been there myself but my parent spent a week up there and I used to work for Fairmont. Chateau Lake Louise is beautiful. It is pricey but I would check and see if you can get a deal.
Definitely do the hike to the teahouse.
Post # 5
I’m from Calgary so I’m familiar with the area.
Banff – Banff Springs hotel is the place to be! It’s a grand hotel set in the mountains right next to the town of banff. The outdoor heated pool and the waterfall right behind the grounds are amazing. It is a very traditional hotel though, and since it was built probably 100 years ago, the rooms are not super spacious nor are they super modern. Walking around the townsite is fun! And it is definitely worthwhile to spend 2 hours (roundtrip) hiking up tunnel mountain just behind the town of banff. Gorgeous views of the waterfalls & banff springs – esp if you don’t want to pay for the steep price tag for banff springs room!! Grizzly house fondue is fun – right in banff, fun! Beaujolais restaurant also has delicious french cuisine.
Lake Louise – gorgeous hotel, also a fairmont resort. have brunch in the chateau if you can’t afford the room!! Book ahead though, it is super popular. The hike up to the “tea house” at Lake Louise is so memorable – you walk all the way to the glacier, so dress appropriately. We went late summer one year and you could hear chunks of ice crashing down – and then it started snowing! So romantic 😉
Morraine lake – google for pictures, it is magnificient, and the lesser known cousin of lake louise. aquamarine blue waters, mountains in the back! OMG!
On your way to Jasper, take the colombia ice fields tour!
Jasper – haven’t been in a while.
Hope this helps! Have fun!!
Post # 6
In Jasper the Jasper park lodge, which is a fairmont hotel I think, is very nice. It is just outside the town though. There is lots of good hiking and walking trails. The gondola ride is good. The miette hotsprings are nearby. There is fun shopping and good restaurants in town. Hope this helps!
Post # 7
<h2>@marylee Thank you so much you gave me so much to work with. </h2>
@arizonabride Thanks for the teahouse recommendation I am going to talk to my FI about that one and show him the pictures I found.
@missgaby I will definately look into the gondola ride.
I can’t wait
Post # 8
I’m looking at going here too! We can’t decide between Winter or Summer! Love skiing so much but also don’t want to miss the beautiful views/hiking in Summer. Any suggestions/things that may help decide?