When Americans think of international vacations to go on, they don’t think of their neighbor to the north as often as they should. But even though most people think of Canada as a winter spot, it actually gets some of its best tourism this time of year.
Although there are many places to visit in Canada, one of the most exhilarating is Banff. There are many fun things to do in Banff, even this time of year when skiing isn’t an option. The following is a list of a couple of the best activities to partake in in this city:
1. The Banff Gondola
This is perhaps the most exciting attraction to sign up for in the city. In this gondola ride, passengers ride 698m to a height of 2,281m. The views from this mountaintop are breathtaking, as you might imagine. Nowhere else on this continent can you experience such awe-inspiring views. Consider this a “must do” on your next trip to Banff.
2. Minnewanka Lake Cruise
In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, this one-hour lake cruise explores the scenic Rockies area. Explore the “water of the spirits” with an entertaining guide and learn more about the wildlife and vegetation in this are. This clear blue water also adds to the ambiance.
3. Columbia Ice Field Experience
This trip takes you on a magnificent journey of the Athabasca Glacier. This 90-minute drive teaches travelers all they need to know about ice fields, glaciers and their environmental impact. Plus, how often do you get to simulate the Ice Age and spend time on a glacier? This is certainly an excursion not to be missed.