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Family friendly travelling in Banff

Banff is the ideal destination for active families, with horse-riding, hiking, and whitewater rafting all on offer within the local area. In the winter, this friendly town transforms into a world-class ski resort. Beginners can get started on the easy nursery slopes and while daredevil teens will enjoy the more challenging options. In summer months, adults and kids alike will love being on the doorstep of rugged landscapes, with well-marked hiking paths. The surrounding nature reserve is filled with a range of wildlife, including elk and grizzly bears.

Things to see in Banff

Whether you’re watching the kids learn to ski, enjoying a family hike in the Rockies, or riding the gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain, Banff is the ideal place for a fun-packed, active summer vacation. Once you’ve burned off all your excess energy, why not visit nearby Lake Louise for afternoon tea and see if you can catch a glimpse of the region’s native grizzlies before heading back to your family-friendly hotel in Banff. On rainy days, there are a number of fascinating local museums to explore. The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies has a collection of thousands of photos dating back to Banff’s origins, bringing you face to face with the men and women who founded the town. For a more rounded history of the area, be sure to visit the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, which tells the story of the First Nations of North America.

Family-friendly hotels in Banff

Family-friendly hotels in Banff cater to all types of visitors, from ski fanatics to nature enthusiasts. The town is very welcoming to families and hotels tend to be cozy and affordably priced. Chalets provide slightly more flexibility, with kitchen and dining facilities to let you prepare your own meals and eat as a family unit. In the summer, camping is a good option with numerous campsites in the area offering good facilities including electricity and hot running water. Family-friendly hotels in Banff are comfortable and clean, making it an ideal family destination no matter what the season.

Where to stay in Banff

The choice of where to stay depends on what type of holiday you would like. Kid-friendly hotels in Banff itself are reasonably priced and provide good access to the mountains as well as being convenient for shops and restaurants, when you need some downtime. If you want to escape into nature, then head out of town and book into one of the many lodges scattered throughout the Banff National Park. A number of the mountain resorts offer free shuttle buses into town, keeping you connected with civilization while you enjoy your family vacation in Banff—one of Canada’s areas of great natural beauty.

How to get to Banff

If you are coming from the States, it takes around 11 hours to travel to Banff from Seattle by car. The nearest international airport is based in Calgary, with regular flights from the USA and the rest of the world. From here, you can hop on a shuttle, book a taxi, or rent a car to get you into Banff. Edmonton Airport is also an option, as long as you can persuade the kids to sleep on the 5-hour drive! If you want a real adventure, why not catch the train. Banff is a stop on the Kicking Horse Route of the Rocky Mountaineer train.

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