Anyone who has been to Banff in Alberta knows how incredibly stunning it is, and that includes celebrities.
The resort town within Banff National Park offers gorgeous views of the Canadian Rockies and turquoise glacial lakes, and many celebrities who have been can’t get over the beauty of it all.
The magical town has plenty to do for anyone planning a winter vacation. Some options include staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, where you can enjoy the scenic scenery right from your hotel room, take a gondola ride, ski or snowboard, or canoe on Lake Louise.
After you’re done with some of these fun activities, you can go shopping and dining on Banff Avenue.
With so much to do in the beautiful city, it’s no wonder the celebrities who visit love it so much.
from High school musical actress ashley tisdale to The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal, actors and musicians can’t get enough of the Canadian mountain town.
If you’re planning to spend your cozy getaway in Banff this winter, here are some celebrities to keep an eye out for in case they return for another visit and the many places they’ve admired.
High school musical actress Ashley Tisdale visited Banff in 2019 and it looks like she wasted no time during her stay.
“In total awe of this beautiful place!” the actress and singer captioned photos of herself standing in front of Lake Louise.
The actress posted several other photos on her social media from the trip, including one of her in a canoe on the beautiful lake.
Tisdale also went on a hike during her trip, and she proved it can be done in style as she completed the trek in Louis Vuitton boots!
Pedro Pascal had nothing but great things to say about his time on set The last of usin Alberta.
Pascal has previously admitted that Canmore is his favorite town in Alberta, but he also said he loves visiting Banff.
During the performance of The Late Late Show with James Corden in April 2022The Mandalorian the actor made suggestions for things to do in the Alberta city, and he mentioned going to Lake Lewis and dog sledding.
“You have to go to Banff,” Pascal told Corden at the time.
While the first season of The last of us is filmed around Alberta, it was recently announced that the cast will be heading to Vancouver to film Season 2.
We hope the cast loves BC just as much as they do Alberta, and share photos from all the places they visit!
Just like Pascal, it seems Normal people actress Daisy Edgar-Jones also enjoyed visiting Banff.
The British actress spent some time in Alberta while working on the FX miniseries Under the banner of heaven.
During the same appearance as Pascal on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2022, the British actress expressed how much she loves the Canadian mountain town.
“Banff is the most beautiful place,” she said.
Edgar-Jones also made a joke about the city’s name when Corden said he wasn’t a fan.
“We actually did a video when we were in Banff where we just went to different places and said ‘Banff,'” she told the Late Night host.
Luke Combs and his wife Nicole in Banff, Alberta.
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American country singer Luke Combs was in Banff in March and shared some details during an appearance at theThe Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.
During the episode, Combs compared Banff to Montana and described how much he enjoyed the trip from Calgary to Banff.
“It’s an hour and a half drive to Banff, but it’s like the most horrible drive. Twenty minutes from Calgary it becomes the rockiest mountain you’ve ever seen,” he told Rogan.
“This is out of control, man. I mean, I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Combs said he and his wife, Nicole Combs, were staying at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
The interior design expert on the hit Netflix show Strange eyeBobby Burke, made a trip to Banff National Park in June and spoke highly of his time in Canada.
“Couldn’t recommend Alberta more! It’s so beautiful,” Burke wrote in her Instagram caption alongside a video of her trip.
Burke apparently visited Lake Lewis and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel during his stay.
He shared another stunning photo showing the mountains and called the scenery “perfection”.
Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams shared many photos from her trip to Banff in 2017.
In photos that have since been deleted, Williams can be seen taking in the city’s beautiful sights, as seen in a Global News story.
At the time, it was reported that Williams may have been in Banff filming the popular HBO series.
Ex Maiden woman star and Love it or list it Vancouver presenter Gillian Harris seems to love traveling to Banff and has shared photos from her various trips over the years.
In February 2022, the reality star traveled to Lake Louise for a girls’ trip, and she shared some photos online.
“A little giggles, wine, beautiful mountains, skating adventures and good food make for a perfect weekend,” she wrote in the Instagram post.
In February 2023, Harris returned to Banff with her fiancé, Justin Pasuto, and their two children.
“The weekend was full of rest, relaxation, the pool, the outdoors, and GOOD food,” Harris wrote, including a video of all the fun things they got to do during their stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
Another Maiden woman alum also got to enjoy the scenic views in Banff on a trip last July.
Andi Dorfman shared a photo of her and her husband in front of Lake Lewis on Instagram.
“Bucket list trip – no bear sightings and caught a bit of rain but still in awe of this magical piece of nature,” she wrote.
Banff isn’t the only Canadian city that celebrities admire.
Many Hollywood stars such as Victoria and David Beckham as well as Chelsea Handler have vacationed in Whistler, BC over the years.
Other famous celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Elton John have spoken highly of their stay in Tofino, which is a small town on Vancouver Island in British Columbia
We love seeing celebrities visit Canada and hope more of them spend some time here this winter!
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