Towering peaks and stunning glacier-fed lakes, Banff National Park is an incredible place to be during the winter time in Alberta, Canada. The town of Banff is nestled high in the Canadian Rockies and attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. There is heli-skiing and snowboarding, dog sledding, ice fishing, snow mobile tours, hot springs, tubing, winter festivals, and the list goes on and on. However, there is one gem that we think sets this town apart from other winter destinations… and that is the picturesque Lake Louise.
According to Banff National Park, Lake Louise has become symbolic of the quintessentially Canadian mountain scene. As you can see in the photo above, there is something special about this alpine lake and sparkling blue waters. It is no surprise that once the lake freezes over during winter, visitors flock for some of the best ice skating in the world. In fact, CNN Travel highlights Banff’s Lake Louise as one of the Top 10 world’s most beautiful ice skating rinks.
Are you convinced that Banff in Alberta, Canada is your next “must go” winter trip? If so, we have the perfect place for you to stay. The Banff Rocky Mountain Resort is available through our Exchange program. Set amid eight acres of private parkland and surrounded by the glorious scenery of Canada’s oldest national park, you are minutes from downtown Banff.