Canada & USA Destination Planner 2019-20 Canada Destination Planner - Page 113

Alberta / BANFF ACCOMMODATION & TOURING Elk + Avenue Located at the intersection of Elk Street and Banff Avenue, the Elk + Avenue lives at the intersection of rugged mountains and modern amenities. Elk + Avenue is a comfortable and contemporary basecamp for Banff exploration. Just a short stroll from boutique shopping and local dining, Elk + Avenue offers comfort and ease, in an excellent location and a genuine mountain experience. Guests can expect accommodations that celebrate the authentic history and natural landscape of Banff and the surrounding area. Fully-renovated, all-new modern guestrooms provide a warm and inviting environment with natural mountain accents, modern showers, comfortable bedding and a stunning Canadian Rockies-inspired accent wall. Hotel amenities include Keurig coffee and tea makers, pillow-top mattresses, in-room fans, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, hot tub, sauna and steam room, as well as ski storage and lock-up. The fully-renovated, all-new modern public spaces offer a welcoming visitor experience and ample common area for guests to connect. From $207 Mount Royal Hotel Banff Superior Buffalo Mountain Lodge This tranquil mountain lodge in Banff National Park is located on Tunnel Mountain. Exemplifying the classic Canadian lodge experience, Buffalo Mountain Lodge offers breathtaking views, delicious Rocky Mountain cuisine and carefully chosen boutique wines. Each room is warm and inviting with down duvet comforters and wood-burning fireplaces. From $251 Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of breathtaking Banff is the historic Mount Royal Hotel. With its heritage dating back to 1908, the hotel will be a charming part of your Canadian Rocky Mountain experience. Today’s modern version of the hotel is still the heart of this incredible destination. The property boasts 133 fully renovated rooms - all equipped with the most contemporary amenities. Within the hotel, you can enjoy dining in the internationally-acclaimed Tony Roma’s Restaurant and Lounge and the all-new Toque Canadian Pub. After dinner, rejuvenate your spirits in one of the all-new rooftop hot tubs. From $260 Superior Lake Minnewanka Cruise Experience the Canadian Rockies from a new perspective while cruising beautiful Lake Minnewanka on this scenic one-hour interpretive cruise. Bask in the breathtaking mountain scenery and emerald green waters as you survey the landscape for wildlife. Your experienced captains will provide informative and entertaining commentary throughout your journey. Superior From $62 Banff Gondola Banff/Lake Louise to Jasper Sightseeing Your adventure begins with an eight-minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully-enclosed four passenger gondola cabin. Glide up over the treetops to the crest of a steep Rocky Mountain peak and step out into a jaw- dropping mountaintop experience at an elevation of 2,281 meters (7,486 feet). Stroll along the ridgetop boardwalk where the views get better with every step. Then, warm up inside the Banff Gondola Summit, a world-class indoor experience, 2,900 feet above Banff. From restaurants and interactive exhibits to a multi-sensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the Banff Gondola experience heightens every sense. Travel with your interpretive guide along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Beginning in Banff or Lake Louise, sightseeing stops along this beautiful highway include Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, the Weeping Wall and Athabasca Falls. You will also make a stop at the Columbia Icefields Centre, where you will take part in the Glacier Adventure Tour onto the Athabasca Glacier and explore the Glacier Skywalk overlooking the Sunwapta Valley. This one-way tour is perfect for travellers arriving by train. SunDog’s knowledgeable guides and small, personalized group sizes will make this tour a memorable part of your Rocky Mountain adventure. From $64 From $245 111