Spend the long weekend in Banff National Park Enjoy the great weather in an iconic Rocky Mountain setting July 28, 2014 The August long weekend is just days away and the forecast is looking beautiful, so why not take the whole family out to world-renowned Banff National Park? Banff has something for everyone, whether you’re lunching with the ladies on one of the many patios with breathtaking views, taking a hike, or picking up a gift in one of the unique gift shops, you’re bound to create some great memories in this iconic mountain town. If you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve got a couple: If you’re the outdoorsy type, check out the flower identification presentation on Monday, August 4th put on by White Mountain Adventures at Sunshine Village Ski Resort. The package includes a presentation and a guided flower identification walk through Sunshine Meadows. Of course, a hike and picnic to Rock Isle Lake is another great option for the whole family. Be sure to check out the new picnic lunch options at the base of the resort, and visit Mad Trapper’s Saloon in the village to grab a snack and a frosty beverage or two to reward yourself after working hard on the trails. If you’re into history, join a tour in downtown Banff from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and stroll through the historic Luxton Home Museum featuring collections of Stoney artifacts, evening gowns dating back to the turn of the century, household collectibles, and taxidermy specimens. For more events happening in Banff, visit http://www.banfflakelouise.com/, and for more information and shuttle times for Sunshine Meadows visit www.whitemountainadventures.com.