I had no idea how jaw-dropping the mountains of Banff & Yoho National Park would be until my Ford Mustang was rolling towards them. Just like the Grand Tetons struck me with awe and a feeling of serenity, the Peaks of these two parks did the same. Plus, the milky emerald colors of the glacier-created lakes had me stopping as much as possible to take in the views.
In a two-day journey, I stayed at an AirBNB in Canmore just south of Banff National Park – free to enter in 2017 for Canada’s 150th birthday! I explored the towns of Canmore and Banff and experienced three gorgeous hikes and a high elevation swim! Watch my videos to see which places I enjoyed most!
Cynthia is a recovering Travel Director turned TV host, creator of Her Drive Podcast, and lover of all things adventure, unicorns, van life, and wellness-focused. She can be found dining wherever octopus is on the menu.