An Alberta town full of acclaimed restaurants, breweries, boutiques and art galleries, Banff makes for an exciting vacation in every season. Vacationers can spend their days hiking, relaxing in hot springs and boating on the lakes. Banff’s location within the Canadian Rockies also makes it easy for visitors to access Banff National Park, which boasts some of the world’s most beautiful vistas. Inside the park, travelers can admire sweeping views of the Bow River Valley from the Banff Gondola or while schussing the slopes at the park’s three ski resorts.