As someone who lives in Alberta, Canada, I have the privilege of being a 3-4 hour drive away from the beautiful Rocky Mountains. To some, the drive may seem long. However, Canada is so spread out that to us that drive is not so terrible.
A few months ago, my friends and I decided to hike up Sulphur Mountain, a mountain located in Banff, Alberta that is very popular with tourist. I filmed our hike up so I can share it on the blog, rather than traditional written posts.
Honestly, words cannot describe how beautiful the Rocky Mountains are, so a video was the best choice!
There is a gondola that you can take to get to the top. Once at the top, there is a fully interactive experience called Above Banff that teaches you more about the Rocky Mountains. There is also an AMAZING buffet at the top where you can relax and eat while looking at the floor-to-ceiling windows at the mountains around you.
(Seriously, the buffet is amazing. Worth every penny.)
The gondola is not necessarily the cheapest experience. During on-season, a round-trip ride is anywhere from $57-65 dollars Canadian, depending on what day you are planning on visiting the mountain.
If you are able, I HIGHLY recommend hiking up the mountain. It takes roughly 2-3 hours and is full of breath-taking views the entire way up. The hike is constant switch-backs, so that makes the hike up a little easier.
NOTE: If you hike up the mountain during the off-season, they allow you to take the Gondola down FOR FREE. During on-season, they only charge you a one-way ticket price to get back down, or you can walk back down the mountain yourself.
So, before I keep rambling, please watch and enjoy our hike up Sulphur!
Have you ever explored the Rockies? Have any further questions?
Let me know in the comments below!