Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

Official tourism organization for Banff and Lake Louise. Tag your posts with #MyBanff for your chance to be featured.


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Banff’s longest-running road race, Melissa's Road Race celebrates its 40th birthday next week! Have you taken part? It's more than a race - it's a celebration and a community tradition! With distances ranging from five to 21 kilometres, this classic event takes you through the Town of Banff scenery into the post-race celebrations! Whether a participant or spectator, it’s easy to get caught up in the energy of this long-standing community tradition!

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"The hike that just kept on giving." @jackie.larouche says "If you haven't done Sentinal Pass, I would highly recommend doing it. We spent forever up here, hiking to higher vantage points and always seeking another angle, but forever wasn't long enough." - 📷 @jackie.larouche Get here by taking the new @roamtransit route 10 direct from downtown @banff_town to the trailhead at #MoraineLake starting September 23rd. Want to know the best way to get to your favourite #mybanff locations? Send us a DM or ask in the comments!

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Experience the larch season in a convenient and car-free way. The new Roam Public Transit route will take you directly from the Town of Banff to Moraine Lake! #explorethepark #mybanff 📽️ @friacomino Moraine Lake is an iconic destination, especially during the larch season, so let's do our part to support the sustainability of this Canadian treasure by visiting it by transit. The new, direct route to #MoraineLake will depart from @banffrtown several times a day from Monday, Sept. 23 to Monday, Oct. 14. This new route is a wonderful new addition to Banff National Park making it easy to explore the park without having to worry about parking.

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In a nutshell, this is what fall looks like in Banff and Lake Louise.🍂 Who’s packing their bags? 📷: @philthyng #mybanff

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The larch trees only hold their needles for a short time once their colours turn so start planning your fall colour hikes now! Ask us for recommendations! A golden branch here, a yellow tip there - while not yet as bright as what you see here in @dani_the_explorer's photo, we are starting to see the beginning fall colours starting to take hold in #mybanff @dani_the_explorer has got some great tips for larch viewing in Banff National Park, so check out her post too and save it for later! Dani says, "I had great luck visiting Banff around the last week of September to early October. You can always call the visitor centre (That's us! We accept DM's too!) and ask for their estimate on peak larch time. Fall can be tricky to plan for! ⠀ ...There is way too much to see in Banff, and Alberta in general, so I recommend giving yourself a week. You’ll most likely want to do some hiking and will need a break in between! 5-7 days will give you time to plan for icky weather, too." - @dani_the_explorer⠀ ⠀

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Coming back to Monday after a weekend of mountain adventures like... #mybanff 📷 @travisnrousseau Hoping to see some wildlife on your visit? Consider joining a local company, such as @banfftours or @banffadventures that offer wildlife watching tours. If you spot wildlife along the roadside, remember: do not stop your vehicle. Simply slow down, and always keep a good, respectful viewing distance.

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Over the next months, Banff National Park and the @fairmontbanff will begin to undergo the spectacular summer to winter transition from photo #1 to #2. Which do you prefer? #mybanff 📷 @seanmarksluis 📍 @fairmontbanff

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This is what morning is like on the top of a mountain. Got the @banffgondola on your bucket list? Here are some pro tips for the best experience: Rise and Shine Get up with the sun at the top of a mountain. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee. Get active with a wander on the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk or enjoy family fun with the junior explorer program in the interpretive centre. Mountaintop Sunsets Much like morning, there's no better time to take in the breathtaking views than at dusk, when the sun settles behind the mountains. Skip the trail mix. From a quick snack to an unforgettable three-course meal, there’s a wide range of choices so you can save your hunger for the top. Their award-winning chef-crafted fresh and locally-sourced menus that will fuel you up for a hike or help you wind down as you watch the sunset behind the Rockies.

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Locals' Favourite Hikes in Banff National Park: #ParkerRidge | #mybanff Parker Ridge is a short, wonderful excursion into the alpine life zone, passing through lush wildflower meadows and quickly climbing above the treeline to a high, open ridge with a spectacular view of the #SaskatchewanGlacier. While many hikers stop at the first viewpoint, another 200 metres farther along provides the most rewarding prospect of the glacier and the uppermost limits of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Always check the @Parks.Canada trail report for current conditions before heading out on any hike. Swipe the link in our Story for more Locals' Favourite hikes.

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Adventures are better with friends. Here's to the ones who are always ready to explore, help you capture the most memorable #mybanff moments, and are there to share in some well-deserved meals after a day in the mountains. Tag your best adventure buddy. 📷 @_pifou 📍 #lakeminnewanka

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What would your perfect day in Banff and Lake Louise look like? It may only be morning, but @erikmcr "went canoeing on a perfectly still Lake Louise for sunrise, then headed back to @deerlodge_ll to grab a coffee and hit the hot tub for a little warm-up, all before 8:30 a.m." We'd say they're off to a great start! 📷 @erikmcr 📍 @deerlodge_ll

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What do Johnston Canyon, @bakercreekmountainresort, Castle Junction, and Lake Louise have in common? You can reach all of them by taking the @roam_transit Lake Louise Scenic Route (Route 8S) directly from @banfftown! Click the link in profile for the full route lists and lots of great trip planning to get around Banff and Lake Louise without having to worry about parking.

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