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Banff Canadian Rockies

Surrounded by the dramatically rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies in the heart of Banff National Park, the town of Banff has all the amenities you could wish for. Wander along Banff Avenue and you’ll discover a diverse collection of designer clothing stores, souvenir shops, adventure outfitters, tour operators, spas, nightclubs, bars and hotels. Expect an incredibly diverse dining scene that features some of the top chefs and restaurants in Canada. After a full day of walking, skiing or sightseeing, slip into the famous thermal waters that led to the creation of Canada’s first national park.
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For locals, the Easter weekend holiday is all about gathering with friends and family over a leisurely brunch or dinner. For travelers, you never have to look far to find some good eats in Alberta.

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Canada House Gallery

Banff, Alberta
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Showcasing the work of a diverse collection of nationally and internationally recognized Canadian artists, this Banff gallery has paintings, sculptures and a vast collection of Inuit art from Canada's arctic.

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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Banff, Alberta
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The Cave and Basin National Historic Site commemorates the birthplace of Canada's National Parks, which all began here in 1885 after the discovery of the hot springs. Visit the Cave to see where it all began, or take a Discovery Tour and learn more about the history and culture about this special place.

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The Banff Canoe Club

Banff, Alberta
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Canoeing on the Bow River is the quintessential Canadian activity; a peaceful way to explore Banff National Park. Rent a canoe or kayak from the Banff Canoe Club, or join one of our Interpretive Guided Voyageur Tours where you will be entertained with stories of the past, the history of canoeing and interesting local facts. No paddling experience is necessary. The canoe docks can be found just a short walk from central Banff.

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Western Explorer with Rocky Mountaineer

Discover the highlights of the Canadian Rockies. Explore Jasper National Park on a sightseeing tour that takes you through its natural wonders and catch a glimpse of the wildlife that call the park home. Continue on to experience Lake Louise and Banff before ending your journey in Calgary.

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Canadian Rockies Getaway

Experience the stunning scenery combined with the luxurious comfort of travelling onboard the renowned Rocky Mountaineer. Marvel at the dramatic scenery and wildlife that you pass on this breathtaking rail journey while also getting to explore the stunning areas of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.

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Rocky Mountaineer Journey Through the Clouds Discovery Drive

The 'Journey Through The Clouds' route between Vancouver and the picturesque resort town of Jasper is known for scenic valleys, wildlife, and majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Complete your Rocky Mountains experience with a drive down the spectacular Icefields Parkway.

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Banff Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Banff’s activity booking centre. For almost two decades, Banff Adventures has helped visitors experience the best of Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Offering every summer or winter activity and tour available, we specialise in providing convenient service, allowing you to spend more time playing in the mountains and less time planning for them. We have a variety of packages that bundle activities together, saving you time and money. We offer bike rentals from our store in the summer and ice cleats, skates and cross-country ski rentals in winter. Open seven days a week. Your adventure starts here.

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Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is a Banff based, locally operated business offering custom designed tours, workshops and seminars in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We are knowledgeable and super enthusiastic about developing your photography skills and enjoyment of our amazing scenery in this world-class travel photography destination. We are passionate about the wider photography community and actively engage in educational, environmental and wildlife events and projects, both independently and through partnerships. Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is a proud sponsor of the iconic Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

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Discover Banff Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Discover Banff Tours provides small sightseeing tours and activities in both summer and winter for individuals and groups. Using mini-buses and vans personalises our tours of Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our small group sizes give you plenty of time to chat with our friendly, local and professionally trained guides.

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Banff Marathon

Banff, Alberta
2017-06-18 To 2017-06-18 MST

The Banff Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K offers one of the planets’ most incredible and beautiful running experiences. 2017 marks a very special commemorative edition of the Banff Marathon as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary in its first National Park. Starting in the picturesque mountain village of Banff, participants will flow through a series of incredible natural, wildlife, and historical stages as they pass by the serene Vermilion Lakes and journey along the stunning Bow Valley Parkway. The return trek will travel alongside the Bow River and over Banff’s famous bridges finishing to cheering crowds in Banff’s downtown Central Park.

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