I drove from Calgary to Banff on my own, and it was definitely perilous. The thing is, everywhere you look is so DAMN BEAUTIFUL that I couldn’t focus on the road, and I kept trying to take some photos which was downright life-threatening. (Kind of worth it, though, but definitely DON’T do that.)
I spent a few days camping in Tunnel Mountain, which was just amazing, as you guys might know from a previous post. It was a bit far from the city center of Banff, a few hours by foot, which is why I took the decision to rent a car.
Walking in Banff is just as perilous as driving in Banff. And for the same reason. There are mountains EVERYWHERE. It’s just so beautiful I couldn’t focus on my steps.
I mean …
Because I was alone and everybody kept scaring me with bear stories, I did two of the most popular hikes in Banff, and even though they were pretty crowded–especially because of the 150th anniversary of Canada–I really enjoyed the views! I mean, I’m definitely going to have to come back and do more hikes, but those were fine for the time I had. Here they are:
1. Tunnel Campground Loop
6.5 km one way, elevation 60m. Takes about 1-2 hours, depending on your pace.
2. Sulphur Mountain
5.5 km one way, elevation 655m, takes about 4 hours.
Anyway that’s it for me today!
I hope you enjoyed this post!