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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 the country. And after a full day of hiking, skiing or sightseeing, slip into the famous thermal waters that led to the creation of Canada’s first national park.
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Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site

Banff, Alberta
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The Cosmic Ray Station on Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park was built by the National Research Council in the winter of 1956-57. Take a short walk along the interpretive boardwalk to Sanson’s Peak and peer into the structure where Norman Sanson recorded his observations for 30 years.

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Rocks and Gems

Banff, Alberta

Walk through our doors and you will find the largest selection of semi-precious stone and fossil jewellery that we can fit in our combined 7,000 sq feet of display space in three retail locations. Add to that semi-precious stone carvings, mineral specimens, and fossils, and you get a “rock shop” like no other. With a huge selection of products and price points that are accessible to all, there is something for everyone.

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Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort

Banff, Alberta
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Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort boasts the longest non-glacial ski season in the Canadian Rockies, receiving up to 9 m (30 ft) of snow in its mid-November to late-May season. Located just 15 minutes from the town of Banff and spread over 3,300 acres, the resort is also home to Canada's first heated lift - the TeePee Town LX. In the centre of the village at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) you will find the Sunshine Mountain Lodge, Banff's only ski-in, ski-out hotel. Book your lift tickets, ski school and accommodation in advance.

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Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets

Banff, Alberta
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Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets is Banff's finest family friendly accommodation. Ideally located on peaceful Tunnel Mountain just four minutes from downtown Banff, the resort boasts scenic views of the Canadian Rockies, right from the private balcony or patio of your hotel room.

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Sundance Lodge

Banff, Alberta

For those seeking a remote getaway from the norm, Sundance Lodge is the perfect retreat. Powered by solar power and kept warm by wood heat, this cozy lodge adds a touch of home to the backcountry. The lodge has 10 sleeping rooms, a large country kitchen, and a cozy living room area where you can curl up by the wood burning fireplace. And after a day spent hiking or skiing in the fresh mountain air, you’ll appreciate the hot showers!Mealtime is always an event. You’ll delight in hearty, home-cooked meals and fresh-from-the-oven baked goods.

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Banff Aspen Lodge

Banff, Alberta
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Offering excellent value and location, the Banff Aspen Lodge is set to accommodate your winter adventures and summer experiences. Just a 3 minute walk to the centre of town, your stay in one of our 89 fresh and modern guestrooms includes a full breakfast and complementary wifi and parking. Take the opportunity to relax in our outdoor hot tubs in front of a warming fire. The sauna and steam room will also help you unwind at the end of your day in the Rocky Mountains. Visit our website for a listing of our hotel’s amenities, current specials and other details!

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Ice, Sleigh, and Soak

One of our most popular packages! Join a Johnston Canyon ice walk, a classic Banff sleigh ride, and then soak away the day at the Banff Upper Hot Springs.

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Best of the Canadian Rockies

Travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada on this fully escorted, 9-day journey from the stunning Pacific Coast through to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Price is per person, based on double occupancy.

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Banff Explorer

Experience the best views of Banff National Park with the Banff Explorer combo package. Includes admission to the Banff Gondola & Banff Lake Cruise on Lake Minnewanka. Save up to 20% when you book in advance 48 hrs+ before arrival. Some restrictions apply, see website for details.

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Brewster Travel Canada

Banff, Alberta

With expertise in travel planning transportation hospitality and attractions Brewster Travel Canada is the standard of excellence for authentic travel experiences in Western Canada. Visit www.brewster.ca to learn how to Escape Connect Refresh and Explore with Canada's premier travel company.

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Adventure Photo Canada

Banff, Alberta

World-class adventure landscape photography tours...We believe that the perfect picture starts with adventure. Travelling through the back country, chasing the light is what drives us to create images that showcase nature at its best. Canada has no shortage of raw beauty and we want to share some of our favourite spots with you. Our team of top photographers will take you on an adventure of a lifetime, capturing images that wanderers crave and sharing our highly detailed processing secrets.

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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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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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Performance in the Park

Banff, Alberta
2017-06-09 To 2017-06-09 MST

Put on your dancing shoes, bring a blanket and rock the night away while celebrating the arrival of summer at Banff National Park’s Performance in the Park. The spectacular venue and lineup of award-winning Canadian artists make Banff the place to be in JuneOrganized in partnership with Parks Canada, The Banff Centre, and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism, the music festival celebrates the mountain heritage of Banff and the importance of protected places in Canada.This year, we are pleased to announce headliners Hedley, June 9 and Walk Off The Earth, June 10 taking the stage in the stunning Cascade Gardens in Banff. Other acts include featured Canadian singer songwriter, Ria Mae who has been touted as 2016 “Next Big Thing” at CBC Music and “2016 Spotlight Artist” at Spotify Canada. Ria’s “Clothes Off” has also been nominated for “Single Of The Year” at the 2016 JUNO Awards alongside Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, The Weeknd’s “I Can’t Feel My Face” and Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean”. And Amistad, an alternative 5-piece band from Vernon B.C. Canada who continues to shake heads with their epic sounds and impressive songwriting chops. Unsatisfied to churn out simple three-minute rock standards, they continue to challenge their craft by hiking to new songwriting heights and attacking each new live show with the relentless energy of a band on the verge.

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National Canadian Film Day at the Cave

Banff, Alberta
2017-04-19 To 2017-04-19 MST

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (short films); 7 p.m. special screening of Iron Road. A nation-wide film festival brought to you by REEL Canada. During the day, watch some of Canada’s finest short films. Come back after hours for a special screening of the award- winning film Iron Road, an epic tale of forbidden love set against the building of the Canadian railway in the 1880s.

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