Elizabeth Slifirski recently traveled to the snowcapped mountains that Alberta is famed for and shared her travels and the majestic sites she saw.
What was your favorite memory?
Seeing the snowcapped Canadian Rockies for the first time!
Top excursions and landmarks/sites to visit:
Snowmobiling, dog sledding, horse drawn sleigh ride around Lake Louise, taking the Banff gondola up to the top for the restaurant with great views, shopping in Canmore and Banff, Johnston Canyon ice walk, going to the top of the Calgary tower.
Standout restaurants or foodie must-haves?
Hello Sunshine Sushi in Banff, Fairview Restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel Lake Louise for high tea, Sky 360 Restaurant at the top of the Calgary Tower, Ten Foot Henry in Calgary.
How would you describe the people and culture of this destination?
Very friendly and laid back.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about this destination?
Just how much there is to do in the winter time and how beautiful the area is.
Top tips and recommendations:
Stay at the iconic and historic hotels: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs. Go dog sledding and snowmobiling and enjoy being outside!
What makes this destination a must-see in your opinion?
So much to do--stunning scenery