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A flight to Calgary International Airport is the most convenient way to get to Banff National Park, in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, just over an hour’s drive away. While Banff has a small airport, Banff Airport, open for private use and charter flights, the majority of visitors to Banff National Park fly into Calgary International Airport.
Flying into Calgary Airport, you could hire your own car and drive yourself to your hotel in Banff, Canmore or Lake Louise, or you could hop on one of the regular shuttle buses, many of which will drop you at your accommodation.
With free WiFi and free baggage trolleys, Calgary Airport welcomes all travellers. But if you’re looking for something a bit different, arrange a White Hat Ceremony, the presentation of a white Stetson hat to arrivals (on request). Calgary is a large airport, so has all the lounges, restaurants, shops and conveniences you’d expect from an international airport.
Banff National Park has excellent skiing and snowboarding. Although Lake Louise and its iconic Chateau Lake Louise is a must for many winter-sports fans, you could also check out Mount Norquay Resort, one of Canada’s oldest ski resorts, or stay in Banff town itself. Book up for ski lessons for all abilities, or just take to the pistes. Banff has something for everyone, from day-care facilities for the smallest guests to miles of exhilarating off-piste adventures for expert skiers While you’re in town, give snowmobiling, snowshoeing or ice skating a go, give your legs a bit of a break and opening up all Banff National Park has to offer.
On your drive from Calgary Airport to your accommodation in Banff National Park, you will get a real sense of endless opportunity. Whether you’ve flown in for a winter holiday, for some rest and relaxation at one of Banff’s spa resorts or to explore Banff National Park’s vast wilderness, watching the mountains and rivers open up in front of you is a welcome like no other. Visit Banff National Park in the summer for adventures hiking and biking, climbing and kayaking your way around the 2,400m2 of parkland. Paddle across the crystal clear waters of Lake Louise and Lake Moraine, head out to Bow Summit and Peyto Lake for a spectacular hike with breath-taking views. If you’re brave enough and the waters aren’t too icy, take a dip in the glacier waters of Bow Lake back in the valley, or just lean back and enjoy some fishing. For warmer waters, make a trip to the famous Upper Hot Springs, the thermal waters that inspired Banff National Park and have welcomed fashionable visitors since 1885.
Flying to Calgary International Airport gets you comfortably to Banff National Park for a wonderful holiday in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.