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Banff National Park Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)
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Canada’s oldest national park is a place for adventure-filled getaways and stunning mountain scenery.

Banff National Park is known for its rugged mountain scenery, glacier-fed turquoise lakes and miles of untouched forests. Come for hiking in summer and skiing in winter. Thrill seekers will find no shortage of activities, from white water rafting to mountain biking.

The park’s lakes are a gorgeous aqua-blue color in summer and their surfaces reflect the surrounding mountains. Hike the hills above Peyto Lake and Moraine Lake for two of the most photographed scenes in Canada. Lake Minnewanka isn’t fed by glaciers, but it’s one of only two lakes in the area that allows boats on the water. Take a boat cruise or rent a fishing rod.

Hiking opportunities in the park abound. Tackle rocky mountain paths or enjoy man-made walkways. Johnston Canyon has a walkway built into the side of its sheer canyon walls.

If you don’t want to hike, opt for the gondolas and chair lifts that go up some of the mountains. Banff Gondola rides to the summit of Sulphur Mountain just outside the town.

There are three ski resorts within the national park. Sunshine Village is a short drive from Banff and encompasses three mountains. Skiing areas range from beginners’ slopes to advanced, off-piste areas. Finish the day with après-ski drinks in a restaurant on the mountain.

The national park spans 2,564 square miles (6,641 square kilometers) in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. There are two towns in the park: Banff and Lake Louise. Both towns offer plenty of accommodations, from budget hostels to luxury lodges. For an indulgent option, book a room at the century-old Fairmont Banff Springs.

There are many places to rent equipment such as bicycles, skis, kayaks or fishing gear. If you don’t have a car, you can rent one or use the regular bus and shuttle services running between towns and major attractions.

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Top Hotels Close to Banff National Park

Lake Louise Inn
Lake Louise Inn
3 out of 5
210 Village Road, Lake Louise, AB
The price is CA $118 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Lake Louise hotel is located in the mountains within 3 mi (5 km) of Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise Mountain Resort, ...

4/5Very Good! (1,814 reviews)

"Great location in Lake Louise town. Rooms were a bit noisy."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2021

Lake Louise Inn
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
4 out of 5
111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB
The price is CA $386 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated on a lake, this spa resort is steps from Louise Lake and Icefields Parkway. Lake Louise Mountain Resort and Lake Louise Gondola are also within 6 mi ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (994 reviews)

"the room was great. stayed 2 nights and they unexpectedly placed us in a lake view room requested through email. awesome in-room services. felt like home away from home. staff at reception should be more welcoming to all guests. love the breakfast experience. lunch was not that great - both the food ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 27, 2021

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Mountaineer Lodge
Mountaineer Lodge
2 out of 5
101 Village Road, Lake Louise, AB
The price is CA $129 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Conveniently near skiing facilities, this Lake Louise hotel is located in the mountains within 3 mi (5 km) of Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise Mountain Resort, ...

4/5Very Good! (1,154 reviews)

"Great place to stay in Lake Louise. Loved the renovated bathrooms too."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2021

Mountaineer Lodge
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Best Lodging Options Near Banff National Park

Lake Louise Inn
Lake Louise Inn
3 out of 5
210 Village Road, Lake Louise, AB
The price is CA $118 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
Lake Louise Inn
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
4 out of 5
111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB
The price is CA $386 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Mountaineer Lodge
Mountaineer Lodge
2 out of 5
101 Village Road, Lake Louise, AB
The price is CA $129 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11
Mountaineer Lodge
Deer Lodge
Deer Lodge
3 out of 5
109 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, AB
Deer Lodge
Paradise Lodge & Bungalows
Paradise Lodge & Bungalows
2.5 out of 5
105 Lake Louise Drive, Box 7, Lake Louise, AB
Paradise Lodge & Bungalows
HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel
HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel
1 out of 5
Highway 93, Bow Lake, AB
HI-Mosquito Creek Hostel
Baker Creek Mountain Resort
Baker Creek Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
Bow Valley Parkway, Lake Louise, AB
The price is CA $225 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
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Great Divide Lodge
Great Divide Lodge
3 out of 5
1 Trans Canadian HWY, Field, BC
Great Divide Lodge
Emerald Lake Lodge
Emerald Lake Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Emerald Lake Road, Field, BC
The price is CA $149 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18
Emerald Lake Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.