Bring on July with free admission to Banff national park! Banff's summer gets even better this year with two free entry days to Banff national park that usually charge entrance fees of $19.60 per family.
Mark your calander for July 1, 2010 (Canada Day) and July 17th, 2010 (Parks Day).
Why did you come to Banff?: I came back to Banff after two years absence for work
What's your favorite things to do in Banff?: Hiking, canoeing, spending time in the sun (when there is sunshine) Favorite Festival in Banff?: Canada Day (Fireworks)
Favorite Mountain? Mount Rundle - Because it looks like a wave from Sulphur Mountain
Favorite place to eat in Banff?: Elk and Oarsmanfor the elk burgers and the Balkan for the plate smashing
Who is your super hero?: Superman (if I have to pick) because there's a good ride in Australia called the "Superman"
Pirates or Ninjas?: Pirates
Dream Jeopardy Category?: Movies Who would play you in the movie of your life? Julia Roberts What else have you been up to? I just got back into town so I'm looking forward to all the great outdoor tours and fun to be had
Douglas Fir Resort adds two new child care summer packages!
Banff National Park, Alberta (June 16, 2010) –Vacationing on a budget and juggling the competing interests within a family can be a holiday nightmare for work-frazzled parents. Douglas Fir Resort announces two new family friendly packages which settle the bickering and don’t break the bank. In fact, with our new couple’s packages, you won’t have to book another vacation to recover from the long-haul, exhausting trip you just dispensed all your savings on. And the best part is everybody gets to have fun.
Douglas Fir Resort has teamed up with My Hotel Sitter, an independent childcare provider to offer parents the convenience of an experienced babysitter and romantic dining for two at one of Banff’s finer restaurants. The babysitter will entertain your child right at the resort with a game of hide and seek at the giant indoor playzone or slip sliding fun at the water slides. All while you and your partner enjoy a well-deserved break.
Relax after a fun-filled day with the kids and enjoy a romantic night out. Choose from “Date night in Banff” which includes one night accommodation, three hours of babysitting and a $40.00 dinner voucher to one of Banff’s favorite restaurants or “Enhance the Romance” which includes one night accommodation, four hours of babysitting and a $100.00 dinner voucher for one of Banff’s finer dining restaurants. Starting as low as $262.00 now you can really enjoy yourselves knowing that your child is entertained and safe with a child care specialist who will be focused on his or her care.
Enjoy a guilt free family escape at Banff’s finest family accommodation, Douglas Fir Resort.
Where are you originally from?: England (That's where I was born)
Why did you come to Banff?: I came to Banff for the mountains and lifestyle. It's a laid back small town and a great place to raise kids.
What's your favorite things to do in Banff?: Hiking, biking, socializing with my friends at the cascade ponds. Favorite Festival in Banff?: Cinema Under the Stars
Favorite Mountain? Temple Mountain Because it's majestic and very inspiring
Favorite place to eat in Banff?: St. James Gate for the potato nachos (Soooo good)
Who is your super hero?: Bionic Woman (She can run fast and hear really well)
Pirates or Ninjas?: Pirates
Dream Jeopardy Category?: Old movies and movie stars Who would play you in the movie of your life? Geena Davis What else have you been up to? Since I moved to Banff I had my son and was introduced to back country hiking.
" Banff is a great place for art lovers and there's loads to do in both the summer and winter time in Banff. Great Coffee shops as well "
Visiting Banff this summer and planning to go on some easy hiking adventures with your family or friends? Let us help you with some great ideas of where to go hiking with the family.
Bow Pass ("Bow Summit") and Peyto Lake - A short uphill walk from the parking lot leads to the view of Peyto Lake. The lake is glacially fed and brilliantly turquoise. (Fantastic pictures here)
Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Area - Beautiful. A trip to Banff is not complete without visiting here.
Johnston Canyon - Very cool hike that provides great views of two waterfalls, and the ink pots at the very top (six clear greenish pools filled with spring water that remains at a constant 1-degree Celsius year-round.)
Tunnel Mountain Trail - This is aenjoyable walk that quickly and easily acquaints you with the beauty of the mountains.
Lake Minnewanka to Devil's Gap - Nice hike with great views of the lake and wilderness all around you.
Cascade Amphitheatre (Mount Norquay Road) - Great hike that rewards with fantastic views of Banff and the surrounding mountains.
Bow River / Hoodoos -Scenic walk along the river that takes you to the hoodoos (A hoodoo is a tall, isolated rock formation that is common in dry regions. Erosion usually leaves bits of resistant rock that protects the weaker rock layer beneath it.)
Why did you come to Banff?: I came to Banff for work
What's your favorite things to do in Banff?: Camping and hiking....I hibernate in the winter time Favorite Festival in Banff?: Banff Mountain Film Festival
Favorite Mountain? Tunnel Mountain
Favorite place to eat in Banff?:Barpa Bills (Greek) I like the Calamari
Who is your super hero?: Mighty Mouse
Pirates or Ninjas?: Ninjas
Dream Jeopardy Category?: Re-design Who would play you in the movie of your life? I haven't found anyone that looks like me yet What else have you been up to? Since I moved to Banff I got married, learned how to rock climb and tried many outdoor sports.
" Banff is a great place for caffeine lovers. There's lots of coffee cafes and yummy chocolate shops"