Banff to Calgary, Canada – Part Seven

Banff, incredibly picturesque and yes very much a tourist town. Much too lovely to miss though, especially at this time of the year when Maple trees and similar are gearing up for a magical change of colour.


Recognisable wildlife crossings are found in Banff National Park, Alberta, where vegetated overpasses provide safe passage over the Trans-Canada Highway for bears, moose, deer, wolves, elk and many other species. The 24 wildlife crossings in Banff were constructed as part of a road improvement project in 1978.

Can’t help stopping often for a photo opportunity as we’re all happy to take in the amazing views.

Speaking of views, take the Banff Sightseeing Gondola  to see the escarpment and mountains as the trees are readying themselves for a change to gold and red. The Gondola is on the shoulder of Sulphur Mountain just in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

And then not too far away is the Icefield Heli Adventures which have a number of tours and flyovers available. Book early as they’re quite busy during peak season.

Not a trick question; are we excited? You bet!

Up and away, perfect weather with the overland aspect and mountainous regions are undoubtedly one of the best things you could want to see on any trip to Canada.

The Icefield Base is located between Jasper and Banff National Parks in the Canadian Rockies, so it seems sensible to see it from up above.


Once we’ve finished our sightseeing in and around Banff, we’re heading to Calgary which is less than two-hours drive, and a comfortable one at that. The landscape changes quite dramatically now to more flatter plains and noticeably farming and crops.