Canadian Summer Travel Guide to Banff & Canmore

Banff travel guide from creative lifestyle blogger emily r hess. Visit park distillery and rocky mountain bagels and Lake Louise on your trip!

I still remember the first photo I saw of Banff, a foggy grey mountains contrasted with teal blue water. The stunning scenery and place immediately made itself onto my travel bucket list. This summer, my close friend and roommate from when I lived in Switzerland, was married in the prairies just south of Banff so my husband and I made a week-long trip out of it and headed to the mountains. 

Travel blog through Banff to see the beautiful landcscape! follow creative lifestyle blogger emily r hess and visit park distillery and rocky mountain bagels and Lake Louise on your trip!

Banff enchanted me with winding trails through the forest that open up to breathtaking views over the lakes. Whether or not you are a hiking enthusiast or if you just have a small interest in it- you’ll love what Banff has to offer. Put Lake Louise on the top of your list if you are short on time. It is Banff’s must-see destination.. Hike up the trail and stop at the tea house at the very top, then follow the bridge to come down the other side. You’ll pass a stunning waterfall on your way, and maybe even see some wildlife (we saw mountain sheep + grizzlies!)

We also spent time in Canmore, a wonderful destination to round out our week-long adventure. I’ve listed some of my favorite places there as well! 

Banff travel guide from creative lifestyle blogger emily r hess. Visit park distillery and rocky mountain bagels and Lake Louise on your trip!

Banff 

Where To Stay :

Mount Royal Hotel. 

Breakfast :

Wild Flour Bakery 

Lunch : 

Eddie Burger Bar

Hike or walk through Lake Louise and Banff, Canada with this travel guide from creative lifestyle blogger emily r hess


Dinner : 

Maclab Bistro 



Cocktails : 

Park Distillery 


Farmer’s Market :

Every Wednesday

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Clothing Boutique :

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Hike :

Lake Louise

Banff travel guide from creative lifestyle blogger emily r hess. Visit park distillery and rocky mountain bagels and Lake Louise on your trip!

Canmore

Where To Stay : 

The Lamphouse Hotel


Breakfast :

Rocky Mountain Bagel


Lunch : 

Communitea Cafe 

Banff travel guide from creative lifestyle blogger emily r hess. Visit park distillery and rocky mountain bagels and Lake Louise on your trip!


Dinner : 

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. 


Smoothie/Juice : 

Toniq 


Body Shop :

Rocky Mountain Soap Company


Hike : 

Grassi Lakes Trail

Banff travel guide from creative lifestyle blogger emily r hess. Visit park distillery and rocky mountain bagels and Lake Louise on your trip!


Stay tuned for a Canada travel vlog coming this Friday to my YouTube channel! Follow me and my two travel buds through Alberta, from the prairies to the mountains. It’s going to be epic… and a bit silly!

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