Banff National Park Off The Beaten Path

  • Peyto Lake
    Peyto Lake
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  • Peyto Glacier in the distance
    Peyto Glacier in the distance
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  • not stuffing his face, saving up for snowy day
    not stuffing his face, saving up for...
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Banff National Park

  • 1. Hiking /Trails

    The hiking trail that leads to the paint pots is located just off the #93 highway between Castle Mountain junction and Radium, BC, in Kootenay National Park. There is a rest area at the trail head,...

  • 2. Flowers

    Take a walk along the boardwalk at Johnston Lake & stroll through the medow - bursting with scent & beautiful coloured wildlowers - I could have stayed all day with the gentle hum of insects, bird...

  • 3. Wildlife

    Chipmunks, much like squirrels are the entertainers of the forest but what to us is entertainment, for the chipmunk is the work of storing food for the winter. They just move so fast it appears...

  • 4. Banff Town

    We found there to be a nice mix of reasonably priced shops along with the insanely expensive ones. We actually bought stuff at just a couple of them. Unique Canadian Alps had a lot of Tshirts and...

  • 5. Lakes

    Peyto Lake is one of the most photographed lakes in Banff National Park. As you go from lake to lake with the mountain parks, you will notice that all are incredibly coloured, but each one is a...

  • 6. Mountains

    The tunnels are located along the TransCanada Highway (Hwy #1), a short drive west of Lake Louise, and east of Field, British Columbia (a short distance east of the turn off to Yoho Valley Road that...

  • 7. Sunshine Meadows

    This place is certainly not "off the beaten path" in the winter, otherwise known as Sunshine Ski Resort. However, what many people don't know is that there is a...

  • 8. Burgess Shale (Yoho National Park)

    If you are interested in geological history and fossils, and are fairly fit, this 86th designated World UNESCO Heritage Site is for you. The Burgess Shale began...

  • 9. Take the Skinheads Bowling

    If you are running out of things to do, or need to let the kids blow off steam, or if it's pouring outside, a little 5 pin bowling is just the ticket.A two-lane...

  • 10. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

    Here is a chance to escape to some peace and quiet and some air conditioning if needed, or to dump a whiny husband while you shop Banff Avenue. This place is...

  • 11. Bow Lookout

    Peyto Lake is one of the most popular glacial lakes in Banff, but most people don't venture beyond the interpretive paths around the viewing point near the...

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