When it comes to taking time for yourself, finding the perfect location for that special escape is key. So when it came to my guide to the ultimate relaxation trip, my mind led the way to beautiful Banff.
So what do we think you should do for the perfect trip? We teamed up with Expedia.ca to bring you the ultimate trip guide to Banff to have you feeling inspired, refreshed, and completely in zen mode.
Banff is a town within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Nestled in Alberta’s Rockies, just an hour and a half (or 126 kms) along the Trans-Canada Highway, west of Calgary, Banff has long been a spot for Canadian and International travellers. Known for its beautiful views, amazing adventures, and natural hot springs and spas, Banff is the perfect place to head when you are wanting to recharge and be reminded all the beauty that the world we live in has to offer.
Where to relax and rejuvenate
When it comes to relaxing and revitalizing, it helped to be in a place that reflects that mood; mountain views, aqua blue water, and the sheer beauty of nature offered in that part of Canada makes for the perfect backdrop for a quiet getaway. The best way to take it all in while you’re there is by taking the Banff Gondola, which gives you the perfect spot in which to view to see the sights and get a bit of a birds eye view.
One of the best views (pictured below) is Peyto Lake, a stunning place all year round. In the summer, the water looks like it’s turned aqua blue, and the scenery itself it stunning and gazing upon it is one of nature’s true healing views.
Where to get pampered and unwind
When it comes to getting properly pampered there are two things you must do while in Banff:
Visit a great spa and treat yourself to something special because as we all know, looking your best helps you feel great. The Red Earth Spa is a great location for you to get top-notch treatments.
Take the ultimate journey to the highest level of relaxation with a visit to the Banff Hot Springs. What better way to relax than in nature’s own healing hot tub.
Where to eat and enjoy
There isn’t much in the world that brings as much joy as food. Well made, tasty, and delicious food can make any day better, so while you’re on your vacation, you have to make sure your food is up to the standards of the trip. While there are many great restaurants to choose from in Banff, we really love Eden. A fine Dining resto located in the heart of Banff, the Eden Restaurant is part of the stunning Rimrock Resort Hotel, and has won several awards for its exceptional seasonal menus. Another great spot your should stop in for great food is the Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar which offers cuisine inspired by the freshest local ingredients and Executive Chef Sebastien Tessier’s creative touch, yum!
Great views, adventure, relaxation, amazing food, and the beauty of everything that Banff has to offer, what more could you ask for? The next time you feel like you need to unwind, you can just pull out the perfect guide, and you won’t even have to think about where to go or what to do, all you have to do is book it.