Banff on a Budget

September 16, 2008 
Filed under Suggested Itineraries

A visit to Banff doesn’t have to break the bank. Following these local’s tips will guarantee you a fun day while still leaving enough money left over for an after dinner treat.
For a hearty breakfast, why not try Phil’s Diner where you can order eggs any style plus all the trimmings. For a fun and free activity in the mountains, you can’t beat hiking. The Tunnel Mountain and Marsh Loop trails are strongly recommended and are just a short walk from town. For shopping at reasonable prices you can’t beat the Great Canadian Dollar Store or OK Gifts, and you’ll find them both downtown. A well priced lunch can be found at the Sushi Train, Subway, or at the food court in Cascade Mall. If you still have the energy, why not try an afternoon hike on the C Level Cirque trail, or if you just want to relax, then a visit to Johnson Lake may be in order. For an Italian style dinner you could try the Old Spaghetti Factory or Athena Pizza and the Homestead Inn is the perfect place for a well priced night’s sleep, or you could camp at Tunnel Mountain Campground.

Have fun!


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