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Banff Canadian Rockies

There’s a reason everybody’s heard of Banff. The mountain town's got a lot to love: historic charm, super beautiful natural surroundings, and all the amenities you could ask for. Hit the shops and restaurants on Banff Avenue and try gravy-smothered poutine while wearing your new favourite moose T-shirt. Then, after a day of ice-walking, skiing or sightseeing in the Rockies, visit a brewpub or distillery for a drink and a bison burger. You've earned it. ● Must-See: That castle across the river? That’s the historic Fairmont Banff Springs. Explore the hotel's history and hauntings before treating yourself at the amazing thermal spa. ● Rise Up: Ride the Banff Gondola for an unbeatable mountaintop view. 
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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

Banff, Alberta
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The Whyte Museum inspires discovery and wonder when people and the Rocky Mountains meet. We share stories and explore the culture shaped by this mountain landscape. Our founders, Peter and Catharine Whyte, were local artists and philanthropists who wished to offer a place where people could gather and appreciate the culture and beauty of the area. We welcome visitors to our mountain home, sharing with them our sense of awe and belonging, through our exhibitions, events, heritage homes, archives, library and museum shop.

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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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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 downtown Banff.

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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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Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Banff, Alberta
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Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain – formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by native peoples living in the region. Our main lodge complements its natural setting with square timber post and beam construction and high open ceilings. Our decor pays tribute to old-world.

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Storm Mountain Lodge

Banff, Alberta
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Experience unparalleled beauty in one of the most spectacular National Parks in Canada, Banff National Park. The cabins and lodge offer guests exceptional accommodations and amazing cuisine amidst the majestic Canadian Rockies. Whether its a romantic getaway, weekend retreat, family vacation or a Canadian Rockies wedding, Storm Mountain Lodge provides an ideal setting. Stay at the lodge and make the most of your Canadian Rockies vacation.

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Banff Gondola Admission

Witness breathtaking views in every direction as you ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. This iconic experience is a must-do activity on your trip to the Canadian Rockies. Save up to 10% when you book in advance (48 hrs+ before arrival). Some restrictions apply, see website for details.

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Sleigh & Fly

Banff sleigh rides operate daily on the hour every hour from 10am to 4pm. Heli-flights operate every half hour from 8.30am - 3.30pm. Tours can be taken on separate days. Taxes are additional.

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Bow-Yoho Traverse April Powder

Five days of skiing on the famous and remote Wapta and Yoho glaciers. From Lake Louise at the Alpine Centre, you will head to Bow Lake where the adventure begins, conquering peaks, glaciers and ice fields. Hut to hut to hut! Mention Travel Alberta to secure this discount.

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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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Hawgwild FlyFishing Guides

Banff, Alberta

Join Big Jim for an ice fishing expedition on the Spray Lake Reservoir in winter or a fly fishing trip on the Bow River in summer. All gear is provided.

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Chinook Rafting

Banff, Alberta
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Chinook Rafting offers whitewater adventures in the Canadian Rockies, from mild to wild and for all experience levels. Equipment and instruction provided by professional guides who share their knowledge, local stories, skills and enthusiam to make this one of life's greatest experiences. Choose your trip: Kananaskis River, Horseshoe Canyon, or Kicking Horse River. Season runs from mid-may through mid-September.

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In Performance: Pro Coro Canada

Banff, Alberta
2018-02-24 To 2018-02-24 MST

Pure, floating voices, impeccable intonation, and the performance of a variety of choral music from the Early Renaissance to the Avant-garde combine to create Pro Coro Canada – one of Canada’s few professional chamber choirs. Founded in 1981 by Canadian Michel Marc Gervais, Pro Coro Canada is a resident ensemble at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music. In addition to a subscription concert series in Edmonton, the 24 voices of Pro Coro has performed at the Toronto International Choral Festival (1994 and 2002), the 1988 Olympic Arts Festival, and Canadian Voices (2003 landmark series of concerts celebrating 50 years of professional choral singing in Canada and R. Murray Schafer’s 70th year). Featuring faculty and participants from the Choral Arts program.

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Pedja Muzijevic: Solo Piano

Banff, Alberta
2018-02-13 To 2018-02-13 MST

Pedja Muzijevic, one of the world’s most versatile pianists, performs an enchanting program on piano. Hailed by critics as a “thinking” musician with engaging stage presence and a gratifying combination of virtuosity and eloquence, pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with other artists and ensembles. Pedja Muzijevic is Program Director of Banff Centre’s Concert in the 21st Century program.

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This is That LIVE!

Banff, Alberta
2018-03-03 To 2018-03-03 MST

Hot on the heels of a new season of radio and string of viral videos, including “Thought Leader” and “Riderless Bikes,” Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring are hitting the road with a new version of their popular live show, This Is That LIVE! With a healthy mix of character interviews and mockumentary stories, this live send up of public radio doesn’t just report the news, it makes it up! If you have ever been curious how only two guys provide all the voices for this completely improvised radio comedy, this is the show for you. Mature subject matter.

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