BANFF PLAY Ã†BANFF NATIONAL PARK This 2,564-square-mile park is a winter wonderland: Go ice skating in Spray Meadows; ride in a horse-drawn carriage alongside the Bow River; or rent snowmobiles for a white-knuckle tour through powdery Rocky Mountain trails.
EAT Ã†THE BISON RESTAURANT & TERRACE This rustically elegant restaurant features all things bison (bison carpaccio, braised-bison short ribs, bison burgers), as well as a regionally sourced menu of Canadian cuisine. Fun fact: Bison is leaner than beef, chicken or fish.
STAY Ã†FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS Set within Banf National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castle in the Rockiesâ extends unending views of the Bow River and the surrounding mountains.
STEAL A KISS Ã†PRIVATE TOUR WITH ALPINE HELICOPTER Opt for a 12-minute Three Sisters Peaks fl ight, which hovers over the Spray Lakes, or splurge on a onehour tour to Marvel Pass.