Downtown Banff is an adorable hidden treasure nestled in the mountains! We strolled up and down the main shopping street all while embracing the scenery around us. You can enjoy everything from local eats to camera equipment shops to even a Christmas store (just in time for the upcoming holidays!)
Each street was named after an animal in the area and we could not get enough of it. We opted to take a photo at each of the plaques, starting with our favorite: Wolf Street.
After spending too much time in the souviner shops, we decided to head back to the National Parks. You can opt to purchase a seasonal pass or just buy a day pass, which lasts a little over 24 hours. We purchased ours a little after noon and it was valid until 4:00 PM the next day. Each of us spent around $9.80 Canadian Dollars each, but you can find more about Pass Fees here!
The drive up was gorgeous as usual. We did drive a lot during this trip and I would highly recommend renting a car upon arrival in Calgary Intentional Airport (if you decide to fly in). I don’t think our trip would have been half as successful if we did not have a car to get around. The drives may have been long but we definitely didn’t mind with views like these around!
Once back in the park, we did a little more exploring.