Day 11, 12:Banff National Park is a paradise for cyclists, trekkers, bird watchers, nature lovers and adventure seekers. Or simply put, anyone with a love for the outdoors must visit Banff National Park for the diversity of experiences it has to offer. On Day 11 of your Canada trip, go biking or walk down one of the many scenic nature trails in the park. Horseback riding, downhill skiing and fishing are also popular activities, depending on the weather conditions. Among the top things to do in Banff, the Banff Upper Hot Springs are a must visit and a dip here is sure to make you feel rejuvenated.
Day 2 - 4: Explore Banff National ParkThe best way to do this trip is to get a rental car. There are plenty of tour agencies that ferry tourists to major attractions, but you will be missing on a lot if you do not drive across the Canadian Rockies on your own. Start early from Calgary towards Banff, at a distance of about 130 km. Banff is a picturesque resort town in the province of Alberta, located within Banff National Park. There are a number of countryside villages where you can find accommodation, but I would suggest you to stay at Banff itself. 3 nights would be sufficient to explore the place.
We were spellbound as we came across this splendid rainbow while riding through the gorgeous landscape of the Canadian Rockies.