Canada is a bit of a show-off when it comes to national parks.
Not only does it have more of them than anywhere else in the world, but its most famous Banff National Park is just a two-hour drive from Calgary and home to the bustling town of Banff and the stunning Lake Louise.
Visit in winter and you have access to a wide range of world-class ski resorts; visit in summer and you’re surrounded by a majestic landscape of mountains, lakes and forests just begging to be explored.
Here are two signature walks one easily accessible from Banff, the other from Lake Louise that showcase the area’s enviable natural beauty.
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