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Photo Essay: My Favorite Views of Banff National Park

my favorite views of banff national park

Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is the one of the most beautiful places on earth.

I never expected to fall in love with Western Canada so much. While camping in the pristine wilderness, I learned so many lessons about life, travel, and myself; I can’t wait to see Banff again soon.

Prior to this trip, I was never much of an “outdoors” girl. I always loved the buzzing excitement – including shopping and dining – in big cities like New York or London. Dirt, bugs, smelly porta potties, hot tents, and critters never appealed to me so I didn’t gave camping much of a chance, not even when first traveled overseas and fell further down the wanderlust hole.

A big reason why I booked my G Adventures tour to Canada was to challenge myself. I wanted to experience the fuss of national parks for myself, as well as try my luck at camping.

my favorite views of Banff National Park

Aren’t I so suave outdoors?

Banff National Park turned out to be a very special place. Camping was fun. I even slept well, better than I have at some hotels. And the outdoors? Wowed me.

Thanks to this visit, I’m determined to experience every single National Park in the United States. It may take me a million years, but I’m gonna meet the challenge head-on.

Enjoy some of my favorite views of Banff National Park.

favorite views of banff national park

banff national park

favorite views of banff national park

favorite views of banff national park

views of banff national park

views of banff national park

favorite views of banff national park

favorite views of banff national park

favorite views of banff national park

favorite views of banff national park

favorite views of banff national park

favorite views of banff national park

my favorite views of banff national park

my favorite views of banff national park

What are your favorite national parks? Have you ever been to Banff? Is Banff on your bucket list? Which picture is your favorite. Share in the comments! And stay tuned to find out the results and winner of my Reader Survey.

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3 Responses to Photo Essay: My Favorite Views of Banff National Park

  1. Kate April 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    I live in Calgary, so I spend tons of time in Banff (and Kananaskis, which is where the locals tend to hike – we call it K-Country) all summer and winter. To me, it’s one of the biggest perks of living in the city! I love posts from travel bloggers about Banff because it reminds me how lucky I am to live a 1.5 hour drive away from somewhere so stunningly beautiful.

    I see you hiked to Lake Agnes – it’s one of my favourite hikes! I do it every spring to get my legs warmed up for the hiking season

    • Rachel Elizabeth April 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

      Kate —

      I had so much fun in Calgary!! I was only there for two days before going to Banff, but loved it. And yes, you’re so lucky. Banff is spectacular. Believe or not, that hike to Lake Agnes nearly killed me. Haha, I need to get into better shape. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Rosanna Brazil February 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

    I’m so happy you enjoyed your visit to my country. I myself am from the big city of Toronto. However, I’m currently living right in the Rocky Mountains. Banff is only 250KM from my workplace. Seeing the mountains up,close and personal everyday is an amazing experience! It’s a far cry from the Toronto skyscraper I use to work in. I hope you get a chance to see more of Canada!

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