Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Banff

List View
Map View
Save Place
100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B2, Canada
This is another fun adventure that's not strenuous in Banff. Take a gondola up Mt. Sulphur. That building in the photo is where the gondola comes in. Then you can walk along a boardwalk up to the summit, from where you have panoramic views of the...
Save Place
Banff Ave, Banff, AB, Canada
Any trip to the historic mountain town of Banff must include a leisurely stroll up and down Banff Avenue. Majestic mountains loom at either end of the street, and in between you’ll find restaurants, bars, and shops that sell everything from...
Save Place
700 Tunnel Mountain Rd, Banff, AB T0L, Canada
Although Buffalo Mountain Lodge is only minutes from downtown Banff, its location on Tunnel Mountain is surrounded by wilderness. Some of the best wildlife viewing in Western Canada is within walking distance of the front doors. It’s common to...
Save Place
405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4, Canada
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel was the brainchild of Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway. On arrival at Banff, the tourism visionary made the canny observation, "Since we can’t export the scenery, we'll...
Save Place
Cave Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1K2, Canada
We spent an afternoon at the Cascade Gardens, recharging and enjoying the views of nearby Mount Rundle. Flowers of every color and terraced lawn covered in shade provided a perfect setting to enjoy the quieter side to this adventure village.
Save Place
Banff, AB, Canada
In Banff, there are lots of ways to feel like you're being a rugged outdoorsperson without actually having to be rugged. Floating the Bow River was my favorite of these. The water is clear, you're surrounded by snowy peaks, and you don't have to...
Save Place
Banff, AB, Canada
If you ever have a chance of visiting Western Alberta, in Canada, make sure to drive to Lake Louise and hike up to Lake Anges, which is no less spectacular than the picture of Lake Louise I have attached (I used color swap on my camera to bring...
Save Place
1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 1R1, Canada
Selkirk Grille's executive chef Jan Hansen is a fantastic guide when it comes to tasting Calgary. His menu features fare made from locally sourced ingredients, and his Canadian plates have received rave reviews. Order the prosciutto-wrapped elk...
Save Place
308 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8, Canada
Definitely the coolest restaurant on the block, Model Milk, housed in a former dairy building, does eclectic fine dining in a rustic-hip setting (think exposed brick, and uncovered light bulbs dangling from salvaged wood). There’s nothing stuffy...
Save Place
431 10 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0W3, Canada
Inspired by homemade huckleberry ice cream the owner once had on his grandma’s porch in Montana, Village Ice Cream has made quite a name for itself since opening 2012. They make the ice cream—and waffle cones—on site and have a huge selection of...
Save Place
Downtown, Calgary, AB, Canada
Stephen Avenue, located downtown, features some delicious restaurants, bars, and unique shopping experiences for the cowboy/cowgirl in all of us. Even I, hesitantly, admitted to being attracted to at least one pair of cowboy boots with matching...
Save Place
The Bow, Calgary, AB T2G 0E3, Canada
Take a trip through the human psyche outside the iconic Bow Building in downtown Calgary, the tallest building in Canada west of Toronto. You can walk around and through the 12-meter wire sculpture of a woman’s head, and many visitors do. The...
Save Place
700 Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6, Canada
Located right downtown on Centre Street, The Hyatt Regency provides more than a luxurious place to sleep in Calgary. It’s more of a swank home base for exploring the entire city. The Olympic Plaza and Calgary Tower are both within a few minutes'...
Save Place
The Peace Bridge shows up on a bunch of lists of top public spaces. Designers love it, and so do pedestrians—about 6,000 people use it to get across the Bow River every day (and we think more than a few of them just walk back and forth because it’...
Save Place
Improvement District No. 9, AB T0L, Canada
You know how everything tastes better after a good, long hike? With Lake Louise behind us, my husband and I continued our chilly trek in the Canadian Rockies. After 5 miles and a 1,204 foot elevation gain, our faces were numb with cold and our...