Weekend Guide: Banff, Alberta

Posted: Feb 13 2017

Looking to get away? We've got you covered. This year, Parks Canada is offering free entry into Banff National Park to celebrate 150 years! 

After work on Friday we drove out of the city and towards the mountains. 

We went snowboarding at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Lake Louise is only a 40 minute drive and it is beautiful! You are surrounded by mountains, trees, and a lot of snow. Lift tickets are a little bit more expensive at Lake Louise but it is worth it! The snow is great and the trails are even better. 
After a day of snowboarding (the hill closes at about 4), we stopped at Vermillion Lakes to take a walk, and some photos. To get to Vermillion Lakes from Lake Louise, take the first exit into Banff off of HWY 1. After taking this exit keep right and take your first right turn (it comes up quick). Drive down the road  and find a spot to pull over! Vermillion lakes is a place you want to stop and take in, so make sure you have the time! 

After Vermillion Lakes we went to Park Distillery and Bar for dinner. Park has beautiful camp themed decor and their food is delicious. 





WhiteBark Cafe has a beautiful, modern decor. This cafe is the place to go for Muffins and Americanos on a Sunday morning. 

Have you ever heard for 27-ingredient nachos? Nourish Cafe is a spot you will want to visit for lunch. This vegetarian restaurant offers a creative spin on farm fresh. Do yourself a favour and GET THE NACHOS! You will be shocked at how delicious strawberries and pickles taste on nachos! 

After lunch we hit the road to get back to Edmonton! We hope this post inspired you to get outdoors and be weekend warriors! 

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