How To: Explore Banff on a Baller’s Budget!

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Being a baller means you have money for skiing, lodging and the finest dining Banff can offer! How is it possible to budget for a five-star Winter weekend in Banff?

Here are 3 ways to Travel Banff on a Baller’s Budget!

Doing these activities saves money so you have it to spend elsewhere. Harness these hints and have extra cash to splurge on a fancy flat and gourmet dinners. Thanks to these tips, we dined at the world famous Fairmont Springs Banff.  This is the same place Prince Harry and Megan will spend a part of their Honeymoon in Alberta, Canada! You can do it too… read on!

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  1. Sightseeing  – Beauty in Banff National park is breathtaking. Something as simple as an afternoon drive is a photographic experience through mountains. Enjoy the sights everywhere. The snow blanketing everything is magic; trees bending under the weight of the snow. Enjoy the silence of the snow. No cost to experience the breathtaking nature. Winter is a delight in the Rocky Mountains.

  2. Skating – Abraham Lake would have been a great skate, but since it was still snow covered we travelled to Lake Louise to skate on the already cleared out ice there. If you clear your own ice, you are taking a risk of thin ice if you skate in remote areas and it isn’t recommended unless you have a sure way of verifying the depth of the ice ultrasonically or mechanically. To be safe, check out Lake Louise in the Winter for a skate.  We skated on Lake Louise for free! Travel Tip: Rent skates at Play it Again Sports (They have a buyback program) for as low as $35!

  3. Tobogganing – Gear up and get outside. Fresh Pow everywhere in February. Hike a hill and carpet ride down. Travel Tip is to pack a thermos to keep hot chocolate warm for breaks in between runs!

Now you know some tips to budget for a ballers experience in Banff. Travel, feast and photograph sights like a President! Save money and sightsee thanks to the travel tips here.
Use your money for skiing, lodging, and dining.
Saving money on excursions means eating at the Fairmont Banff!

Sightseeing is top notch in Alberta. The Icefields Parkway is a scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains with a route from Banff up to Jasper. Be aware Spring is avalanche season but avalanches can happen at anytime. Don’t stop too long here for photos of wildlife or whatever, best to keep it moving. There is no signal along this route, make sure you have a totally full tank of gas and food/water supplies for the route through the majestic mountains.

We travelled the world famous IceFields Parkway to Jasper and
watched the sunset over the Athabasca Glacier…

Athabasca-Glacier

Watching the sunset over the Athabasca Glacier in February

PRO TIP: The best hotsprings in Alberta aren’t the ones frequented by tourists surrounded by a concrete pool. You can go to completely natural hot springs at Lussier Hotsprings in Radium. (No admission fee required). Finally we hiked the Bridal Veil Falls. In the Winter, everything is frozen so we were able to go behind the falls!

Check out the video of the sights and scenes…

See the Rocky Mountain ski experience of a lifetime…

ROCKY Mountains
Comment your own tips for maximizing your travel experience below!

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