Banff is a town located in the heart of Banff National Park, surrounded by the Canadian Rockies. You can do everything from hiking, to skiing, shopping, spas, tours, adventure seeking, nightlife, exceptional dining and more. You can take a dip in the hot springs that Banff is famous for and for which Canada's first national park was created!
Alberta, the region of Calgary which houses Banff, is bordered by British Columbia and the Rockies to the West and by Montana to the south. To the north you would find forests, lakes and rivers galore. Mt. Columbia, at it's highest point, rises to over 12,000 feet! Alberta is also known for its icefields and beautiful crystal blue arctic waters formed by the melting ice.
I am so excited to have the opportunity to visit Banff with my kids this summer. It was actually their idea. My son, Christopher, who has just graduated law school and is also a travel enthusiast, loves travel photography. He is also quite good. He and my other two children, Sarah; 19 and Jacob; 17, had all decided that they were going to take a pre-trip to our already scheduled Mediterranean cruise. They knew when they mentioned it to me, I'd also want to go, as I've been talking about going to Banff for years, ever since I saw the video my in laws brought back from their trip across the Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer. So... we're all going! We'll go hiking and whitewater rafting (a first for me) and I'll be trying really hard to keep up! My personal trainer, Kristine, has been working with me for the past two months to get me ready! I'm nervous and excited! If you want to see posts and photo's of our journey, LIKE my Facebook page! I'll be posting there from time to time during my entire trip! http://www.facebook.com/simplytravelplanning
I'm Michele, a forty-something proud wife, mom, friend, volunteer and business owner. I love spending time with my family and I love to travel! I haven't been everywhere yet, or even to most of the places I want to go, but it's all on my bucket list! Join me as I learn new ways to make travel more fun, efficient and as I discover new places & experience some new adventures!