Everything could excite you from preparing your ETA Canada visa up to counting down the days before your Canadian trip. Known as the land of snow and maple syrup, Canada is undoubtedly a perfect vacation destination to unwind. If you are considering to explore Banff, Alberta, the highest town in Canada, here are the top four attractions that you can visit.
Banff National Park
Banff National Park is a world-record holder as Canada’s oldest national park (1885) and 1984 UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Located in the crook of Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park offers turquoise glacial lakes, picture-perfect town, mountain, wildlife, and scenic view. With over three million visitors annually, it has a variety of activities and the world’s most breathtaking mountain scenery.
Riding a gondola is not only for solo travelers but also an activity for families, groups, and couples. The gondola is a scenic cableway ride to viewing decks & hiking trails at the summit of Sulphur Mountain. Once up top, savor the sweeping vistas, hiking opportunities, and relax with a meal on the roof of the Rockies.
Lake Minnewanka is a glacial lake located five kilometers northeast of the Banff townsite. It is in the eastern part of Banff National Park and is also the largest lake in the park. You can catch sight of a pair of bald eagles nesting in the tall trees that rim the glacial lake during your lake cruise in Minnewanka. On your way back, witness the mountain gateway named Devil’s Gap that separates the Rocky Mountains from the flatlands of the Prairies.
The largest cantilevered platform in America, the Glacier Skywalk is located above a deep canyon midway between Jasper and Banff National Parks. After exploring a cliff-edged walkway, walk out onto a glass-floored observation platform suspended 280 meters over a glacier-formed valley. Even though it is next to local route 93, you must purchase a coach-only ride ticket at the nearby Columbia Icefields Center.
These four tourist spots are only a few to explore in Canada. If you have all the money and time to spend, make the most of your Canadian trip last. However, don’t spoil your trip by disregarding your ETA Canada visa as it is a requirement in most of the attractions that you are planning to visit.