“If you can’t export the scenery, we’ll import the tourists.”

This is a quote taken off the side of the Fairmount Banff Springs building dated 1888. And it certainly sums up Banff as a destination mecca for tourists.





Queenstown, New Zealand would be it’s sister township except tenfold in numbers, as a comparison.

If you love winter recreation acitivity – put this place on the bucket list; if you lover summer recreation activity – put this on the bucket list; and if you are just wanting to buy the tee-shirt to say you have been here and done that, then put Banff on the bucket list.

The Fairmount Banff Springs Hotel is so enormous, we had to venture in to look lost and ask for directions to Hertz Rentals on purpose!



DSC01051-1024x683To meet up with Tristan Telle who we had stay with us in NZ, his friend Gagen; and another friend we met during our travels five years ago, Jeramy Trentham was awesome. Some further exciting meet ups again with these two in the coming days.

But first, a little tiki tour … as imported tourists.