Tips for a Spring Vacation in Banff

Spring is a perfect time to plan your vacation to Banff. Combine warmer temperatures and fresh pow-pow on the slopes, spring skiing in the Canadian Rockies can often be the best of all worlds. Your next unforgettable spring break vacation in Banff is a click away.  Need more inspiration? From magnificent wilderness, mountains, glaciers, lakes, hot springs and alpine meadows, Mother Nature has packed endless beauty in the 6,641 square miles of Banff National Park Banff National Park. Allow us to tease you with tips for the best spring break in Banff.

Savings in Banff

Let’s start with the savings when booking your net spring break vacation in Banff. For our neighbors to the north, there’s never been a better time to travel to Canada. With the U.S. dollar doing so well against the Canadian dollar, when you book your Banff vacation, you’ll benefit with nearly 34% discounts, just from the exchange rate! To take full advantage, be sure to bundle up your vacation package to include discounted lift tickets, lodging and activities – Go ahead, you know you want to vacation in the Canadian Rockies 🙂

Spring Skiing in Banff National Park

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photo: Dan Evans

 

 

We don’t like to brag, but we can’t resist! Banff has one of the longest ski seasons in the world, and the scenery is so spectacular that it has been declared a World Heritage Site. What’s that mean to you? No matter when your spring break in Banff is scheduled, chances are you’ll still be able to take advantage of hitting the snowy slope. Seasoned and beginning skiers and snowboarders have plenty to choose from in Banff with one lift ticket, with nearly 8,000 acres of skiable terrain catering to all levels of skiers.

Explore Banff in the Spring

Don’t limit your Banff experience to skiing or snowboarding. Spare at least a day to explore all the  things to see and do in Banff.

Banff Gondola

The view doesn’t get any better than inside the 4-passenger Banff Gondola. Get ready to say “Wow” when on the 8 minute ride in the glass enclosed gondola. The 360 degree view will leave you breathless: when you ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain with views of Banff, Bow Valley and a 360 degree view of six scenic mountain ranges! Three outdoor observation terraces give you even more time to enjoy the view, as well as a restaurant.  Opt to continue the high altitude adventure on the self-guided Banff Skywalk leading to Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site and Sanson’s Peak Meteorological Station.

 

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Get your inner safari on with Banff’s Evening Wildlife Safari. This 2-hour bus tour is one of the most popular activities to familiarize travelers with the wildlife in Banff National Park. You’re almost guaranteed to see Elk, deer, and coyotes on this tour, although the lucky ones also get a glimpse of elusive bears.

Want more of Banff National Park? Grab your camera and get ready for an unforgettable 4-hour Discover Banff and Its Wildlife Tour. The half-day sightseeing tour introduces you to the history, landmarks, culture, and Rocky Mountain wildlife of our backyard, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll visit Bow Falls, see the famous “Castle in the Rockies,” stop at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, snap picture-perfect postcard photos at Surprise corner, see the Hoodoos formation, with a finale stop at Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in the park and learn about the lake’s under water village, Native history and lore.

 

Banff Columbia Icefields

Glaciers in Banff?  The Coumbia Icefields Park tour is a full day of sightseeing through spectacular landscape carved by glaciers and cleared by pioneers. Begin with a visit to Lake Louise, followed by a ride along Icefields Parkway, one of most scenic highway sin the world. Yes there are still glaciers remaining, and you’ll enjoy a high altitude picnic before visiting the Athabasca Glacier with an option to step onto the Skywalk.

Plan your next unforgettable spring break vacation in Banff right now with Enjoy Banff, and be ready to discover your new favorite destination. Call up our friendly Rocky Mountain Specialists at Enjoy Banff  and let them plan & bundle up your Spring  vacation in the amazing surroundings of Banff National Park.