There is a very long list of things to do in Banff National Park, the home of both Lake Louise and Lake Moraine, among them hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, and horse riding. Alternatively, go fishing or bird watching (250 different species have already been spotted), visit a hot spring, take a cable car, or go skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing or snowshoeing in the winter. This most popular of the Canada’s four national parks was founded in 1885. A good place to start is Banff. The town is the starting point for many trips and hikes. You will also find a visitor centre and museums here, where you can learn more about the history of the Canadian Rockies.