I have been lurking for a while!
My daughter and I will be in Banff for one full day in late December before catching the Rocky Mountaineer train. Probably staying at the Homestead Inn (seeing Judy"s comments) so as we can walk every where as we shan't have a car.
We would like to see mountains and scenery depending of course on the weather!
We thought of taking a gondola ride up the mountain; a walk by the river (hoping to see some winter birds) or some other 2-3 hour walk from town; and maybe see a hot spring.
Is this practicable?