The Road to Banff

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.)

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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 …

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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.

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2. Sulphur Mountain

5.5 km one way, elevation 655m, takes about 4 hours.

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Anyway that’s it for me today!

I hope you enjoyed this post!

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    1. Yeah, I met a lot of people who told me they saw several bears when doing more recluse hikes. I’d be more comfortable doing these hikes with other people who know what to do in these situations! Thanks for reading, Louise! 🙂

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  1. I was in Banff three years ago in the summer, and agree that gorgeous mountain view is everywhere. Glad I took the bus. You got some beautiful pictures here, and that inspires me to explore some parts of Banff I have missed during my last trip there.

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  2. God, I love reading about travel posts. They give me some SERIOUS travel cravings. Have you read some cool YA travel books you’d like tk recommend? I recently read I See London, I See France which was SO good.

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    1. I don’t know many YA travel books, tbh. Just the Anna and the French Kiss series (which was awesome.) So I’m definitely adding I See London to my list!
      (Okay I just googled it and I love the cover ❤ )
      And I know … just writing my travel posts physically hurts me ahah. I really want to go back! 😦

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