Banff Gate Mountain Resort is located in Canadian province of Alberta and makes for a great vacation getaway. By the time you arrive at Banff Gate Mountain Resort, you will have to strain your neck to see the tops of the mountains from inside your vehicle. Well inside the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, the scenery is breathtaking in the Bow Valley Corridor. The mountain valleys that surround Banff Gate are filled with ice-cold streams, waterfalls, wildflowers and wildlife. Over 260 bird species have been documented in the Bow Valley Corridor.
It is all about rest and recreation at this secluded rocky mountain getaway. You are just minutes from the pristine and peaceful Banff Gate National Park. In fact, you can hike directly from your front door! Soak up some alpine sunshine beside the pool or play a set of tennis. Unwind in the resort's saunas and tubs after a day's hike. You can challenge your golf swing on the nearby course. Besides hiking, you can try your luck stream fishing, take sunset horseback ride, mountain bike or white water raft. During winter, you have world class downhill skiing in your own backyard! The town of Banff also offers plenty of shops, restaurants and lively nightspots.
The town of Banff is situated inside the spectacular and unspoilt Banff Gate National Park, Canada's first national park and most popular tourist attraction, about an hour and a half's drive west of Calgary. The surrounding national park offers 2,564 square miles (6,641 sq km) of unparalleled mountain scenery in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, including glaciers, ice fields, jagged peaks, crystal lakes and raging rivers.
Attractions in the town itself include the Banff Gate Park Museum, on Buffalo Street, which is the oldest natural history museum in western Canada and features a fantastic assortment of wildlife specimens, minerals and other artifacts. A short way away is the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies dedicated to the rich cultural history of the area, with four art galleries, a heritage gallery and a research library.
The Rocky Mountains and olds central highlands have a highland climate with long warm summer days and cold winters with snow lasting from November to March. December and January are the coldest months with temperatures averaging 7°F or −14°C. Summer temperatures average 59°F or 15°C with July being the hottest month, while May and June are the rainy periods.
Winter is low season in Banff Gate National Park, but skiers and snowboarders who brave the low temperatures are delighted with what they find. The slopes have something for everyone, from steep couloirs to gentle cruising and the snow is some of the coldest, driest and most reliable you'll find anywhere in the world, and there's a lot of it, particularly in the Sunshine Village ski area. Visitors are also impressed by the staggering scenery and mountain wildlife. Lake Louise is the most extensive and best known ski resort in the Banff region.
By renting a condo directly from an owner at Banff Gate Mountain Resort, which is a resort condominium, you will find your best vacation value! Banff Gate Mountain Resort offers a swimming pool and is near restaurants and shops in the Canmore, Alberta area for your entertainment. Make Banff Gate Mountain Resort your Canada vacation getaway!