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7 reasons to visit Banff in the Winter

This year we decided to try winter camping with our new trailer. There are a handful of campgrounds open in the provincial and national parks but we’ve pretty much stuck to Banff Tunnel Mountain campground since it’s right in town so there’s restaurants and attractions. So far we have lucked out, choosing reasonably warm weekends, which has allowed us to get out during the day and enjoy the town. And we are really enjoying it! Here’s what I’ve discovered: I love being out in the Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park in the summer – the camping, the hiking, the amazingly blue-green lakes, the long days of clear sunny skies, the crisp nights by the campfire, I could go on for pages… But I love the town itself in the winter! Strolling along Banff Avenue through a flurry of soft snowflakes, with a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate, is much more chill (‘scuse the pun) than attacking the pavement amid the flurry of tourists and buses that fill the main street in the summer. And the smaller crowds make it easier to get in to your favourite restaurant or bar. The deep snowbanks mean donning your snow boots but, along with the frosted evergreens and glistening icicles, they give the town a romantic story-book quality and provide a great base for winter sports. And there’s nothing like sitting in the Banff Hot Springs with steam crystallizing on your eyelashes. Continue reading