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5-Day Banff Winter Wonderland Adventure

5-Day Banff Winter Wonderland Adventure Itinerary

Published: 2024 Apr 25

Snowy Peaks and Gondola Views

Morning
Start your Banff adventure with a hearty breakfast at The Bison Restaurant, known for its local and seasonal menu. After breakfast, take a morning stroll around the iconic Banff National Park, breathing in the crisp mountain air and enjoying the serene winter landscape.
Afternoon
For lunch, head to Park Distillery and warm up with their signature wood-fired dishes. Post-lunch, experience the breathtaking views from the Banff Gondola (included in wishlist), where you'll witness the snow-capped peaks and the town of Banff nestled in the valley below.
Evening
As the sun sets, join the Banff Sunsets and Stars Evening Walking Tour (included in wishlist) to explore the town under the evening sky. Conclude the day with a cozy dinner at Juniper Bistro, offering a mountain view dining experience.
Bedtime
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Frozen Wonders and Wildlife

Morning
Enjoy a warm breakfast at Wild Flour Bakery Cafe before embarking on the Banff Morning or Afternoon Johnston Canyon Icewalk (included in wishlist). Traverse the frozen canyon and witness the stunning ice formations.
Afternoon
After the ice walk, have a leisurely lunch at Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar. In the afternoon, join the Banff Wildlife and Sightseeing Minibus Tour (included in wishlist) to spot local wildlife against the winter backdrop.
Evening
Dine at The Maple Leaf Grill & Lounge, known for its Canadian cuisine. Post-dinner, take a relaxing Banff Family Friendly Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride (included in wishlist) through the snow-covered meadows.
Bedtime
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Frozen Lakes and Historical Tales

Morning
Start with breakfast at Magpie & Stump, a cozy spot with a unique menu. Then, set out for the stunning Moraine Lake and Lake Louise (both included in wishlist) for a morning of exploring the frozen lakes and their surrounding peaks.
Afternoon
For lunch, visit Banff Ave Brewing Co. and enjoy their craft beers along with a hearty meal. Spend the afternoon at the Banff Local Legends and Landmarks - History Tour 2hrs (included in wishlist), learning about the rich history of the area.
Evening
Dine at Farm and Fire, where you can savor dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. Cap off the evening with a visit to the Banff Upper Hot Springs to relax in the warm, mineral-rich waters.
Bedtime
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Icy Adventures and Starry Skies

Morning
Have breakfast at Nourish Bistro, a restaurant focused on plant-based cuisine. Then, gear up for the From Banff Johnston Canyon and Lake Louise Winter Tour (included in wishlist), which will take you to the majestic frozen waterfalls of Johnston Canyon and the iconic Lake Louise.
Afternoon
Enjoy a packed lunch from Block Kitchen + Bar as you explore the wonders of the From Banff Icefields Parkway & Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles (included in wishlist), with its vast icy landscapes and the unique phenomenon of frozen methane bubbles trapped in the lake.
Evening
Experience the magic of the night sky on the Banff/Canmore Stargazing Private Tour-up to 5 guests (included in wishlist). Afterward, warm up with a delightful dinner at The Balkan Restaurant, offering a taste of the Mediterranean in the heart of the Rockies.
Bedtime
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Farewell to the Rockies

Morning
Enjoy a final breakfast at Sleeping Buffalo Dining Room & Lounge - Buffalo Mountain Lodge, where you can savor the flavors of the region. Then, take a morning drive along the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) (included in wishlist), soaking in the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains one last time.
Afternoon
Stop for a midday meal at Chaya Japanese Cuisine Banff, offering a serene ambiance and authentic Japanese dishes. Continue your journey with a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site (included in wishlist), the birthplace of Canada's national parks.
Evening
Conclude your Banff adventure with a memorable dinner at Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine, where you can enjoy the vibrant flavors of India. Reflect on your trip as you take an evening walk to the Bow Falls and bid adieu to the majestic Rockies under the starlit sky.
Bedtime
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