Is banff overhyped?

Amazon sodhl
May 8 14 Comments

I like the outdoors in general and am looking to do trips in nature. The water in Banff looks really pretty but the rest looks kind of similar to Tahoe to me. The mountains are bigger but still... has anyone here been?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Microsoft pYdx61
    Absolutely not hyped.. go, you won't regret it. Banff, icefields parkway and Jasper..
    May 80
  • LinkedIn snorkell
    1 week minimum
    May 80
  • LinkedIn snorkell
    Skip most of Banff. Spend your time in Lake Louise, Jasper and the road between Banff and Jasper, visiting dozens of stunning lakes that are way prettier than Tahoe, lots of wildlife around and with 1/1000th the crowds.

    If you like nature, this part of North America is probably the best there is.
    May 80
  • Facebook ImranKhan
    Lake moraine (better than lake Louise, in fact most people see photos of moraine on the internet and think that is Louise) and Peyto lake. Out of this world. The whole drive from Banff to Jasper is awesome. Icefields good as well. I don't think USA has an equivalent that is as accessible by car.
    May 92
    • Microsoft / Enghoma_19
      Going To The Sun road across Glacier NP comes close
      May 9
    • Facebook ImranKhan
      Is this on the Canadian side of GNP or USA side. For me the USA side was not as memorable.
      May 9
  • Cisco / Eng0xdeadbad
    Been there and loved it. Banff and Jasper are two of my favorite national parks. It is not crowded like Tahoe and much more breathtaking. Lake Louise is beautiful. Go there around end of this month or early June.
    May 80
  • Amazon sodhl
    OP
    How many days would you guys recommend to see banff, jasper, and lake Louise?
    May 81
    • Salesforce bmhredf
      1 week . Stay 3-4 days in Banff and rest in Jasper
      May 8
  • Amazon isnsl
    I don’t get it. How do people do banff and jasper in a week? It’s so much driving. It’s 5 hours between the 2 and then you have to drive another 5 hours to get back to the airport.
    May 150
  • Google l3bee
    Banff in the winter is amazing
    May 80
  • Cloudflare / Engmyimouto
    went to banff for icpc world finals, the only thing to do was stand on a glacier
    May 80
  • Uber Guiliani
    It’s truly amazing place. The fact that USD goes farther in Canada does not hurt.
    May 80
  • Cisco / Eng0xdeadbad
    We were there for 5 days. Our kids were preteens at that time and we were not sure how much of wilderness they could take. But, our concerns were misplaced and kids were just fine and we could have stayed longer.
    May 80

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