The Banff Ambassador Program is such a fantastic idea, it gives new ‘locals’ a chance to do some of the amazing activities in the Rocky Mountains while teaching them about the history, natural resources, wildlife and people of this wonderful part of the world. I found about it from my flatmate, Carris who had recently completed it.
The first part consists of a fun 1.5 hour informative talk by 2 local girls about Banff and the Bow Valley, it’s history, it’s wildlife, it’s geology and it’s tourism. The group consisted of around 30 young people from all over the world and you didn’t even have to register, just show up to the library and take part!
The second part was a 3 hour tour of Banff and the surrounding area. This is an actual tour that costs around $60 for tourists but for Banff Ambassadors it’s only $10. The day I went there was no tourists on the tour which made it more fun. It was run by an Aussie guy from Cairns and was really informative.Two Jack LakeHeading down to the Beaver DamTour Bus
The tour included:
- Banff Springs hotel
- Hoodoos lookout
- Surprise corner
- Bow falls
- Elk spotting at the golf course
- Two Jack Lake
- Lake Minnewanka
- Vermillion lakes Beaver Dam
Most of these sights I have already seen but it was great to get a bit of information about each of these places.
I would 100% recommend this programe for anyone who comes to live Banff.