Hotel Intel: Banff’s Peaks getaway gives a Rocky Mountain high
With its soaring, angular architecture and deluxe interiors, the new Peaks Hotel and Suites brings panache and polish to the picturesque and sporty community of Banff, Alta.
Banff’s lively streets — almost all named after wild animals — pop with restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. Blessed with a pivotal downtown location, the Peaks is one block from newly gentrified Bear St., where holiday celebrations will sparkle in December and the annual SnowDays celebration will sizzle from Jan. 18 to 29.
For a more pastoral experience, the Peaks is also near the enchanting Bow River Trail, where walkers, joggers and wheelchair riders enjoy waterfront picnic stops and park benches in the company of geese and ducks.
The town is at the heart of the great Rocky Mountain paradise of Banff National Park, which is cherished for its awesome landscape of jagged, snow-capped mountains, high-altitude forests and pristine lakes.