We drove from Lake Louise to Banff this AM and toured around to the ski area and several beautiful lakes. Then walked from our hotel at the other end of town to the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Lodge and enjoyed a cold beverage on their scenic terrace overlooking the lake and mountains. The town of Banff is incredibly busy in the summer with loads of buses unloading tourists everywhere. But, just a short drive out of town gets you back into nature's serenity.
The terrace at Banff Springs Lodge.
Minniwonka Lake - just above Banff
The bridge over Bow River. We walked over this foot bridge going to Banff Springs Lodge.
The administration building for Canada's national parks. Banff was the first one designated.
View of the town from the National parks building.