6 Reasons Why You Need to Travel to Calgary, Banff & Lake Louise

Banff Avenue at Night
Banff Avenue at Night
From Calgary to Banff & Lake Louise

6 Reasons Why You Need to Travel to Calgary, Banff & Lake Louise

Experience city and mountains in the same day and make Calgary your basecamp to adventure with a trip to Banff & Lake Louise.

There is no shortage of things to do or places to see - the breadth of options make up the pure Canadian experience. It’s not only the places but the people, atmosphere, events and easily accessible winter adventures. Here are 6 reasons why you need to travel to Calgary and Banff & Lake Louise for the most Canadian trip.



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City Attractions  + Mountains Adventure

You can get the best of both worlds while you are here. The vibrant city and the gorgeous Canadian Rocky Mountains are only a short drive apart. The city offers great nightlife, the hustle and bustle of a dynamic community and an abundance of people, places and things to see. You can hit up the mountains during the day, and be back for dinner and a local show in the city.

Banff & Lake Louise are vast and awe inspiring. The grand landscape and towering mountains change your perspective and offer a different way of looking at things. You can connect with nature and explore the Canadian landscape.


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Checking out the ZOOLIGHTS at Calgary Zoo

ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo.

Heritage Park winter sleigh ride

Winter sleigh ride at Heritage Park.


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Rodeo at the Calgary Stampede

Rodeo at the Calgary Stampede


Western Hospitality

Calgary and Banff & Lake Louise are known for their Western Hospitality and friendly reputation, you’ll feel like you’re part of the family. They will enthusiastically welcome you. Don’t be surprised if a local offers to show you around the city or gives you insider tips on the best mountain spots.


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Reading a book in Camp Brand Goods Apparel

Camp Brand Goods 

Friends gathering at Shadow Lake Lodge

Shadow Lake Lodge

Local Favourites

Calgary and Banff & Lake Louise pride themselves on the efforts to support local businesses, services and artisans. Lucky for locals and visitors, there are plenty of amazing places to choose from. Just like every city, locals have scoured the streets and found their favourites.


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Banff Springs Fairmont Hotel

Fairmont Banff Springs


Where is Banff & Calgary?

Did you know you can directly fly to Calgary from most places in North America? It’s less than a 4 hour flight from most major US airports. Not only is it a quick and easy flight up, it’s really easy to travel between Calgary and Banff + Lake Louise.


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By
Rachel Antony