Alberta is known for its stunning views and natural beauty, so it should come as no surprise that tucked behind their stone Administration Building in one of our beautiful mountain towns, you’ll find the Cascade of Time Garden – a 4-acre park with thousands of flowers and one of the best things to do in Banff.

Built in 1935, this impressive oasis is well known to locals but occasionally overlooked by tourists.

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From stone pavilions and gorgeous gazebos to bright vibrant petals  – this incredible destination has several water features and dozens of grassy knolls perfect for a picnic or special event.

The best part?

It’s totally FREE to visit, even when in full bloom between late June and early September.


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So, next time you need to catch your breath or are on the lookout for new and exciting things to do in Banff, check it out.

Heck, bring some snacks or a photographer and make an entire day of it. It really is something else!


When: Late June – early September
Where: 101 Mountain Avenue, Banff
Cost: FREE