Anytime is the right time to explore all that Banff has to offer. The fantastic ski and board runs available during the winter months are legendary. Whether you claim to be a professional or are the star of the bunny hill you will have miles of fantastic trails at your ski tips. Although you will need a permit to enter the park (available at the gates) you will be so glad you came. As spring starts to melt the snow, the first glimpse of the beauty that lies underneath begins to peak through. Summer introduces you to great hiking and biking trails and fall gives you a fantastic display of all the fall foliage. It should come as no surprise then that millions of guests have explored this fantastic place.
There are of course many wonderful activities and sites to see that do not require watering or grooming. The art galleries showcase fantastic displays of local art as well as unique pieces from around the world. Your tummy will love you after you dine at the fantastic restaurants that line the streets. Whether you are in the mood for exotic or home cooked meals, the restaurants here will not disappoint. The boutiques, souvenir shops and museums are all worth visiting as well.
Although the price can be a bit steep, staying at the Banff Springs Hotel will make your trip into a luxurious destination. The restored castle is filled with today's modern amenities. The grounds are perfect for exploring, playing golf and receiving the finest spa treatments around. The all-season mineral pool soothes your soul as you relax your muscles.
Banff is an amazing place where exploring is the only task of the day, whether you do it in the shops, on the ski hills or the beautiful trails that meander throughout the entire area.