Cascade Ponds is a beautiful day use area that has fire pits, picnic tables and toilets. There is usually wood for a fire, but this is not always the case. You can walk around the pond and have a little picnic with your friends and family. There are 2 shelters in the event of rain, but they are first come, first serve. No reservations are needed.
From Banff, head north towards Highway 1 from Banff Ave, drive under the highway, take your second right and you are there. You can turn right again to go to bigger parking or keep driving then you will see pile of wood and facility on your right and you can park anywhere. Pick an available table and enjoy!