Banff, Alberta has been a top world destination for many years. But only recently did it get the attention of Millennial travelers — and it’s all thanks to Instagram. Pictures of the sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains, the turquoise blue waters of Lake Moraine and Lake Louise, and the #blessed hikers flooded Instagram and travel groups like Girls Love Travel. The fact that they had fine dining, world-class spas, and, of course, outdoor sports was merely an afterthought. It was for “the gram”. It became the ultimate Canadian destination, surpassing cities like Montreal and Vancouver.
So, is it worth it? And for a park in the mountains of Alberta, can you find vegan options? Yes and yes!
The town of Banff is small and very walkable. The town itself is centered around the local tourism; but if you choose wisely, you can have a secluded natural experience all of your own in the park – whether in a spa, in the mountains, or on the lake.
Many glam girls might choose to stay at the Fairmount Banff Springs Hotel, but for those who’d rather save the money for spa treatments, sports, and dining, we recommend staying at the Juniper Hotel & Bistro.
The hotel is only a five-minute drive to downtown, 10-15 minutes to the popular spas, and as little as 20 minutes to a popular hiking trail. Most rooms provide a beautiful view of the park, and an even better one while dining. It’s hard to beat.