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A Few Hours In: Field, British Columbia

A Few Hours In: Field, British Columbia

large pine tree next to an inn in field british columbia
white house amongst autumn trees in field, british columbia

I think we first heard about Field, British Columbia via Instagram. It’s a very small town but that’s what I loved about it. In all honesty, I don’t have a lot to say about it. We were only there for a couple of hours and it was late in the afternoon so almost everything was closed. That didn’t stop it from being one of my favourite spots that we visited in Canada. I think I took more photos in those couple of hours than I did on most of the other days. Aside from at Johnston Canyon, of course.

There are a lot of places to stay in Field, so if you wanted to stay there it shouldn’t be too hard to find accommodation. It’s only a 20-30 minute drive from Lake Louise so if you want to get away from the crowds around Banff then this is the place to go. I wish we’d had more time to see more of Yoho National Park as it looks beautiful. Emerald Lake looks incredible as well, and I’ve heard that it’s much quieter than Lake Louise and Moraine.

It was one of the last days of our trip that we visited Field. The whole trip we’d both said it would be cool to get a photo of one of the Canadian freight trains in the mountains. After we had strolled around, we happened to see one pull up right next to where we had parked.

large pine tree next to an inn in field british columbia

We didn’t get anything to eat in Field – I think we had eaten just beforehand. But the only restaurant there is Truffle Pigs and it’s apparently very good.

Do you like finding those quieter spots away from the majority of tourists too? Would you visit Field, British Columbia? I’d love to know your recommendations for lesser-known places!

How to get there

You can follow the Trans Canada Highway all the way from Calgary from the East. Scenic route detours can be made on the Bow Valley Trail between Calgary and Canmore, and the Bow Valley Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise. The journey is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes from Calgary.

If you’re interested in more posts about the area surrounding Field then take a look at the rest of my posts about where we went on our trip to Canada.

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