Banff has been on the Pritchard Wanderlist for quite some time. I knew it first as the home of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, whose tour I’ve been captivated by since my days at OSU. But it wasn’t long before I realized that it was an incredible venue of another kind. Tucked into the Canadian Rockies, Banff and Jasper National Parks are among the crown jewels of Canada’s park system, beset by high alpine peaks, massive glacier fields, deep forests and aquamarine rivers and lakes. As we planned our summer vacation this year, we were looking for something a little different than last year’s awesome but terribly civilized trips to Paris and Disneyland. After consulting the notes, Banff caught our attention and we made plans for a late summer journey north. The video above tells the story much better than words, so I encourage you to check it out.