Just minutes from downtown Banff, tucked behind the understated Administration Building, lies Cascade of Time Gardens. This 4-acre park was built in the 1930s and features gardens terraced into the hillside. Visitors looking to escape the hustle and bustle of town can wander along the garden’s many pathways and discover numerous water features, and timber and stone pavilions. Gazebos and other shelters offer a break from rain or sun, and a place to stop for a picnic. The garden is free to the public and flowers from late June until early September.