TOP 15 THINGS TO DO IN BANFF | Summer Canada Travel Guide 03

We left Calgary, and now we're on the road to Banff.

Oh my God, look at my hair!

Ok, time to get back in the car.

After flying into Calgary, we drove to Banff National Park.

Here are my 15 favorite things we did in Banff.


Rent a car and enjoy some beautiful mountainous scenery on the drive from Calgary into Banff

National Park.

We're actually entering Banff National Park and a lot of people don't realize that you

have to pay in order to drive into it.

"Uh, you buy a pass per day that you're in the park.

The pass is good until 4pm the following day.

That'll be 1, 2, 3, 4 day passes that you'll need."

2! Explore the small town of Banff.

We walked up and down Banff Avenue and all the little side streets.

And notice how like how all the streets are named after animals.

How cute is that?

3! If you don’t have the budget to stay at

the fabulous Fairmont Banff Spring Hotel,

I still recommend going there.

It’s free to just walk around the hotel—we went to this little museum that they have

there and it displays some really great info about Banff’s history and culture.


Make dinner reservations at one of the restaurants at the Fairmont.

We dined at Indian Summer, where we ate some divine Indian cuisine while enjoying an incredible

view of the Canadian Rockies.


You have to see the unbelievable aqua color of Lake Louise.

So we just got to Lake Louise and you know I've seen this place a million times on Instagram,

on Pinterest, but when you see it in photos, you think "Oh that's gotta be Photoshopped,

the the color of the lake can't be that blue."

But it really is, and you can see a million pictures of it online but nothing beats actually

coming here and experiencing it.

It's truly special and unique.


Go hiking!

There are a couple different trails right by Lake Louise that you can take, but we chose

to take the Lake Agnes Trail.

And here’s an important tip: use the bathroom before you begin hiking.

Make sure you stop at the Fairmont Hotel on Lake Louise to use the bathroom before you

hike up to the tea houses, because once you get up there, all they have is like a little

outhouse and it's kinda nasty.


During your hike, stop and look at your reflection in Mirror Lake.


Hike up to Lake Agnes Tea House, where you can have some tea, eat some snacks, and stare

at the mountains and sparkling glacial waters of Lake Agnes.


If you’re feeling really adventurous, don’t stop at Lake Agnes.

Keep hiking around the Lake and all the way up to The Beehive (and no it has nothing to

do with Beyonce).

[Snapchat Recap] "Every time I think we're done hiking and we're not going to go any

further, we keep going further.

We're going to go all the way up there."

We felt like total champs when we made it all the way up to the top and enjoyed a breathtaking

view of Lake Louise.

Oh and next week, I’ll be uploading the full video of our epic hike, so make sure

you subscribe so you don't miss that!


Drive to Moraine Lake!

Which is only about 15-20 minutes from Lake Louise.


Bring a hammock!

You can climb up to the top of the rock pile, set up a hammock between two trees, and enjoy

a unique view of Moraine Lake.

Just don’t fall, because I'm not sure if you'll survive that.


Go to a hot spring!

After a day of hiking, your body will be aching.

So treat yourself to a nice soothing hot spring.

I heard Banff Hot Springs was small and crowded, so we ventured out to Radium Hot Springs which

had a lot more space.


Spot some wildlife.

Ok, well we mostly just saw a bunch of adorable little ninja chipmunks running around, but

hey maybe you’ll get luckier!


Ride on the Banff Gondola.

Admission here is a little pricey, but totally worth it for those amazing views.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1.




Here we go.

And we're going up.

This is beautiful.

[Snapchat Recap] RENNE: "We can see everything from up here y'all.

Look at all this!

Oh my God!"

KARL: "Y'all is not a word."


And finally, walk around Sulphur Mountain and check out all the gorgeous viewpoints.

We did this on our last day and it was a great way to bid farewell to the Canadian Rockies.

The Sulphur Mountain Observatory was Banff's high altitude weather station in the early

1900s, The town's meteorologist used to make a 9-hour climb all the way up the mountain

and he would stay right there just so he could record data.


See the full video of our grueling hike up to the Beehive.

I’ll show you Lake Louise and all the other beautiful glacial lakes and mountain scenery

we saw along the trail.

Also you’ll see some more clips from Moraine Lake.



See ya next week!