Instagram Guide to Banff, Alberta

Happy Sunday! You all seemed to like my Instagram guide to The Amalfi Coast that I published around this time last year so I thought seeing as I’ve just visited Banff and captured loads of beaut images for my Instagram, I’d add another blog post to the series. It was such a stunning place and throughout the holiday I discovered some lovely hidden gems and viewpoints that I thought I’d share with you. Enjoy!

Bow Falls-

Bow Falls is a paved walking path just outside of the downtown area of Banff and, in my opinion, it is a MUST if visiting Banff. I was really lucky because it was literally about a 5 minute walk from where we were staying to get to Bow Falls. This had a lovely bridge over it with stunning views of the mountains at the start point of the walk (pictured top left) as well as a scenic walk around it. There is also a gorgeous viewpoint spot around halfway along the walk where you get a view of the waterfall(pictured bottom left and right) and also of the iconic Banff Springs hotel(pictured bottom). At the end of the walk (it’s only around 30 minutes long), you reach the end of the waterfall. You get a beautiful view of 3 mountains which makes the perfect picture and is actually one of my favourite photos that I took all holiday (pictured top right). Overall, it’s great short walk that gives you some of the best views of Banff and its glorious mountains as well as a glance at the beautiful Banff Springs Hotel.

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View of Banff Springs hotel

 

Lake Louise –

Lake Louise is a hamlet in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Although, you couldn’t see the bright blue waters that everyone talks about because the lake was frozen over, it was still SO beautiful. It also meant that you could walk over the lake to take in the stunning views. I took a photo in the middle of the two iconic mountains and I was very happy with how it turned out. There is also a gorgeous hotel situated next to Lake Louise which had absolutely stunning interiors.

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Banff Upper Hot Springs –

Banff Upper Hot Springs are commercially developed hot springs located in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, near the Banff town centre. Not only are they SO relaxing to sit in, they also give you some stunning views of Banff and make for a great photo opportunity (pictured top left). I took a picture just outside of the Upper Hot Springs as well because they had a lovely wooden walkway/bridge that you could walk down and take in the beautiful views(pictured top right). If you walk down from the Upper Hot Springs to just above the start of the main road, there is also another viewpoint where you also get some beautiful trees in the background (pictured bottom).

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Other great places to take pictures are just along the side streets branching off from Banff downtown. They all offer beautiful views of the mountains and are also quieter so easier to take pictures.

 

I hope you liked my second blog post of ‘The Instagram Guide’ series and let me know if you’ve ever visited Canada and, if so, what you thought of it. This is my last blog post on Canada before I get back to posting the usual baking/beauty/lifestyle content. My Instagram is @thatrebeccarose if you’d like to see a few more pictures from Canada, there is also a section on Canada in my Instagram Story highlights where there are a few more videos and behind the scenes if you are interested. Thank you so much for reading this blog post.

Rebecca Rose x

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