In Banff you can do lots of things from skiing in the winter to hiking in the summer.
The hot springs can sooth your tired bones in the evening.
Then on to Pubs or the night life of your choice.
The mountain road en route from Calgary to Lake Louise is one of the most scenic in Canada, especially when there's a storm brewing and the clouds are ominously low. Lake Louise is an exquisite emerald green and ringed by towering mountains. You can rent a canoe to go out in the lake. Remember: the mountains can be really cold, even in the summer. I visited in July and we parked our car next to a small snowbank. So of course I had to buy that $5 hot chocolate from that deluxe hotel...
Ski Packages at Brewster's Mountain Lodge
include your choice of lift passes valid at Sunshine Village,
Lake Louise, or Banff Mount Norquay.
All hills feature spectacular mountain scenery, a wide variety of terrain,
and all amenities including food service, daycare, ski lessons, ski rentals
and high speed lifts. Access to the ski hills is by motorcoach or car.
Sunshine Village Ski Area - Featuring all natural snow! Only 20 minutes drive west of the town of Banff. Features the new Goat's Eye Mountain ski area and magnificent views of Mt. Assiniboine, the 'Matterhorn' of the Rockies.
Lake Louise Ski Area - Canada's largest ski area. 4000 acres of skiable terrain. 40 minutes west of the town of Banff. Outstanding views of famous landmarks including Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise and Mt. Temple.
Banff Mount Norquay - Closest ski hill to Banff, brand-new day lodge. Offers views of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Brewster (named after Jim Brewster - 2nd generation of present 4th and 5th generation Brewster's of Banff).
Your Package Includes
Accommodations in a superior room
Ski lift passes for ski resort of your choice (Banff Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise Ski Area)
Scheduled bus transportation between bus stop (1/2 block from Lodge) and ski resort
Breakfast at Outfitters
Superior Rooms feature two queen beds, satellite TV and full bath. Additional room nights are available from $88 per night plus taxes. We also have Loft Suites which offer a queen sized bed and TV upstairs with futon sitting area. TV, fridge and full bath on the main floor. Romance Suites offer a king size bed, sitting area, TV, fridge and double jacuzzi. All rooms feature log furnishings and western decor.
KANANASKIS/ BANFF/ LAKE LOUISE
ADVENTURE PACKAGE INCLUDES
Horseback Riding · River Rafting · Guided Fishing Excursions · Golfing
Guest Ranch Stay · Banff Mountain Lodge · Western BBQ · Fine Dining
Hearty Box Lunches · Buffet Breakfasts
Western Fare With Flare
Experience the adventure of the Canadian Rockies with Brewster Rocky Mountain Adventures this summer. Our Adventure Package is available June through September and includes three full days of Soft Adventure Activities surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. The Kananaskis Guest Ranch, only 60 minutes from the Calgary International Airport, is on the Bow River at the entrance to The Rockies. The Kananaskis Guest Ranch is the starting point for the first overnight stay of this Package which includes:
Two nights at the Kananaskis Guest Ranch Cabin or Chalet Accommodations -Full Baths -Antique Furnishings - Daily Maid Service -
2002 ADVENTURE PACKAGE RATE
$789.00 per person based on double occupancy (Canadian Funds)
$489.00 per person for additional persons ages 8 - 12(Canadian Funds)
$549.00 per person for additional persons ages 13 and over (Canadian Funds)
Not available to ages 7 years & younger due to height requirements for trail riding and rafting
Indemnity waivers need to be signed by all participants for all Adventure Activities
All applicable taxes not included
Gratuities on meal portion only.
Mountain Pack Trains for further information on overnight Back County Trips. Half Day Sunshine Meadows Guided Hikes from Banff. Inquire at time of booking. Bike Rentals in Banff.
Additional accommodation nights are available at Brewster's Mountain Lodge and Kananaskis Guest Ranch with a 15% discount if booked in conjunction with Adventure Packages.Please note, lodge and Ranch accommodation is based on availability.
A deposit of 50% at the time of booking is required to guarantee bookings. This deposit is non-refundable 21 days prior to date of the reservation.
Assistance for Car Rental Bookings are available with pick-up at the Calgary International Airport. Inquire at time of booking. As transfers are not included in this package rate,private transfers are required and recommended.
I would definitely recommend going to the Rocky Mountains and definitely visit the Baff Springs Hotel and Lak e Louise, both a gorgeous areas and the Lake in Lake Louise is just unbelievable.
Everything in the region is an eye-opener, you get a surprise every time you turn a corner and no matter how good it gets it will always get better and better.
Get out of the city and see the Rockies!!! I do not want to take anything away from Calgary, it is a nice (looks brandnew to me...) and very friendly city, but hey... with the Rocky Mountains (and Kananaskis Country, Canmore, Banff Ntl Pk, Lake Louise etc.) next door, why would you want to stick around Calgary during a beautiful, sunny day?
You can always do that on a poor day! Unless you have lots of time to spend...
I am an outdoors person, and i love HIKING! (even got officially certified...hehe) The canadian rockies are just perfect for hiking, plus you get rewarded with amazing views from points that cannot be reached other than by foot!!! Of course, if time is short, there is still so much to see, that you can do a scenic drive to all the places! But I wouldn´t recommend just going for 'a weekend' or so... you will regret it! Take 2 weeks minimum or 3... better are 4 or more... or stay forever (wish I could... ;-) )
For impressions (pictures), view my travelogues...
Hiking around Lake Louise at Banff National Park. It was so beautiful and calming! The chateau was exquisite. No trip to the Calgary area is worth-while without visiting Banff.
We found some fresh water springs and saw some adorable chipmunks.
Banff Upper Hot Springs
The hot springs are naturally heated (36-40 degrees Celsius) mineral waters. You can enjoy a relaxing dip while looking at the majestic scenery around you.
Banff National Park
Canada's first national park where you inhabit the same territory as grizzly and black bears, wolves, elk, deer, moose, and mountain goats. The Rocky Mountains create a magnificent backdrop when visiting.
You have to get to the mountains around Banff/Lake Louise. Only an hour or two from Calgary they are truly spectacular. Many of the most popular sights are very close to the road.
If you have the time be sure to do one of the many hikes back into the mountains. Many trails start at Moraine Lake or Lake Louise.
Banff also has a great golf course. The biggest problem is to avoid hitting one of the many elk on the course!!
Getting out to the Rockies and seeing the mountains. I really enjoyed taking the Gondola ride to the top of a mountain just above Banff. Breathtaking view.
Still a bit of a climb to get to the summit but it makes it all the more sweet.
If you like camping, you should try visiting Banff National Park. It's located in the Rockies of Alberta. If the weather is brisk, camping should be fun and not hot and sweaty like all my other camping experiences. When I went, a few of my friends and I went white water rafting and that was alot of fun even though the water was really cold.
The area is very peaceful. Canada still has most of it's natural beauty that hasn't been destroyed by man.
well we drove up from vancouver b.c. went to Kamloops first nice clean canadian town , then I think it was 12 hours from there to hwy 83 that take you north from lake louise toward the columbia glaicer(on the southern edge of jasper prov.park) the mountians here are folded and tilted -very beautiful! unlike any others in the world we saw herds of ram and a 7'moose on the way! and more trees than you can imagine.
The Rocky Mountains are very scenic to drive through and even if you live close by, it's hard to get tired of them
What a beautifull nature here in the Rocky's. The last snow is fall from the mountains in the lake.
And making a coachtour to Columbia icefields..This is a must ..when you visit the rocky mountians..Great!!.