Ice Hockey Trips from Banff to Calgary
Banff National Park, Alberta
Though sometimes it feels like you are a million miles away from any big cities when you vacation in the Canadian Rockies, the fact is Calgary is only an hour’s drive from Banff. Jasper is a relatively short hop to Edmonton also. There is no reason why you can’t pop into the ‘big smoke’ for a day visit. What better reason than to watch the usually inconsistent but always entertaining Calgary Flames play at the Saddledome Stadium. Better again throw in a half days dog sledding on your way to Calgary to really make you feel like you are in the Rockies.
The atmosphere inside the stadium is electric with thousands of heated sports fan chilling out by the ice watching angry players faces squashed up against the glass. There are few things more enjoyable than watching live sports with a cold beer in your hand. Driving can be a bit of a pain in the ass when it comes to traffic and parking is hard to find which is why the packages that Banff Travel offer are fantastic. You can sit back on a bus, not worry about the difficult driving conditions or walking from your parked car. It’s like being a child again – everything is done for you.
There is a really cool package that is great for all the family. Drive a team of Canadian Huskies through the gorgeous scenery of the Canadian Rockies before relaxing on the bus to Calgary and getting into the stadium. This is a mush do… It is an odd clash of activities that leaves you feeling riveted and frankly exhausted at the end of the day. There is a HUGE list of packages on offer to ensure that you get the most out of your holiday to Banff. This suits particularly if it is just a fleeting visit (shame on you!). It is hard to say when there are more activities available in the Rockies. The summer is equally as crazy as winter. You may just have to stay up here for a full year!