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Friday, May 11, 2012

My Favourite Picnic Spots in Banff National Park

With summer rapidly approaching, I always start to get a little antsy waiting for my first picnic of the season. Last year I remember driving for a picnic on a sunny day in April down to Kananaskis...unfortunately there was much more snow there than in Banff and the picnic had to take place in the car :)

Clearly the most important part of picnicking is what you've packed to eat. There needs to be a perfect balance of good food, drink and a nice sweet thing to finish things off with! Banff has a lot of great bakeries to buy a brownie or cookie for your picnic dessert.

If planning on visiting Banff in the next few months, have a look at my favourite picnic spots in the area and check a few of them out if you have time:
*Two Jack Lake - a short drive from Banff on the way to Lake Minnewanka; no hiking easy car picnic with amazing views
*Banff Central Park - right in the town of Banff and on a sunny day, there is amazing people watching :)
*Most picnic areas along the Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A between Banff and Lake Louise). Just such gorgeous scenery on this drive and always a good chance to see some wildlife. If feeling like a walk before eating, hike up to the Upper Falls at Johnston Canyon...amazing views and comfy rocks to enjoy your picnic
*Lake Agnes Tea House in Lake Louise - one of my favourite hikes to do in the area...I ensure it is done at least once a summer. It is an easy-moderate hike and the reward is your prepacked picnic at the top. Once you've finished your picnic, enjoy a nice cup of tea inside the Lake Agnes Tea House.

This photo was taken during my first summer in Banff at an evening picnic at Two Jack has all the essentials in my opinion!
Happy Picnicking to all!

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