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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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All in the Wild Gallery

Banff, Alberta
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This art gallery on Banff Avenue offers visitors a close-up view of nature without venturing beyond the Banff townsite. All in The Wild Gallery features the work of Jason Leo Bantle, a prolific wildlife photographer who combines scientific knowledge of the natural world (he has a master’s degree in ecology) with an artistic eye to create stunning images of the region’s flora and fauna. The Banff gallery is one of six galleries Bantle operates in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, all of which raise funds for conservation efforts.

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Rocky Mountain Yoga

Banff, Alberta

The town of Banff's dedicated yoga studio offers over 25 weekly drop in classes. Styles range for all levels of ability and experience; including Ashtanga, Flow, Yin Yoga, Hatha, Restorative, meditation and healing yoga. Workshops/International Retreats & Yoga Trainings are just some of the wonderful experiences to choose from. Established in 2009, Rocky Mountain Yoga is a community minded space that welcomes residents and visitors from all over the world. We are open year round and provide quality instruction with exceptional experiences. Located in the heart of downtown Banff and walking distance for many, you'll find us on the 2nd floor in the Bison Courtyard-right above the warm and fragrant scents of the Wild Flour Bakery. Practice facing the majestic views of Cascade Mountain. RMY is an intimate space of 1000sq ft. We have a women's and men's changeroom, 1 washroom, props and mat rentals.

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Monod Sports Ltd.

Banff, Alberta

Although Monod Sports has become a diversified outdoor sporting goods store based in Banff National Park (with a retail store in Banff and online store), every major theme can be traced back to the family’s history of skiing, mountaineering and love of the outdoors. John Monod, founder of Monod Sports, never came to Canada from Switzerland with the intention of being a retailer. He was an adventurer, a mountaineer and a young man looking for a new start in a new country. Above all else, Johnny Monod was a skier.

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Blue Mountain Lodge

Banff, Alberta
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Built in 1908, the Blue Mountain Lodge is a bed and breakfast inn in the heart of Banff. Each of the lodge’s 10 guest rooms have their own bathroom and shower, as well as flat-screen televisions with cable. The rooms are uniquely decorated to reflect the wilderness of the Rockies and Canadian history, and most offer stunning mountain views. Step outside and you’ll find restaurants, coffee shops, and other entertainment just paces away. There are also plenty of outdoor destinations nearby, like the majestic Bow Falls and the Tunnel Mountain trail head. If you’re new to mountain adventuring, take advantage of the ski, hiking, and scrambling trips organized by the B&B’s owners.

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Sunshine Mountain Lodge and Shadow Lake Lodge Hut to Hut Package

Banff, Alberta
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This fall, get away from the crowds to experience the spectacular beauty of the colour changing Larch trees in the pristine backcountry of Banff National Park. Shadow Lake Lodge and Sunshine Mountain Lodge are pleased to offer a luxury ‘hut to hut’ backcountry hiking experience this coming September. Begin your adventure by taking the gondola to Sunshine Village, where you can explore the surrounding high alpine meadows and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Rockies. Spend your first night at Banff’s only mountain top hotel, Sunshine Mountain Lodge. The next morning, with packed lunch in your daypack, and your camera ready, embark on the epic 27km hike via Simpson Pass, Healy Pass, Egypt Lake, Whistling Pass and Haiduk Lake to arrive at the historic Shadow Lake Lodge. Spend a night or two relaxing in your private log cabin, enjoying warm hospitality and mountain gourmet meals. Discover even more jaw-dropping views on the final leg of your journey over Gibbon Pass to Twin Lakes, Arnica Lake, and Vista Lake. Transportation can be arranged to collect you from the trailhead back to your vehicle. This unforgettable, bucket-list adventure is not to be missed!

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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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Canadian Rockies Bed and Breakfast Package in Banff

Fuel your day with a delicious breakfast in Banff at Buffalo Mountain Lodge before hitting the slopes or the nearby cross country or snowshoe trails. Package includes overnight accommodation for two and breakfast for two. Rates are based on availability and subject to change.

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Via Ferrata Summiteer Route

The six-hour Summiteer Route is the pinnacle of Mount Norquay’s Via Ferrata guided climbing adventures. Traverse an alpine ridge, cross a 3-wire suspension bridge over a gaping couloir and enjoy a summit lunch. Save 10% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

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Johnston Canyon IceWalk® at Night

Enter an unforgettable icy wonderland under a blanket of stars in this evening ice walk through the frozen walls of Johnston Canyon. Headlamps and hot cocoa supplied! Departing at 6 p.m. Tours begin in December.

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Brewster Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Since the early 1900s the Brewster family has shared their love of the breathtaking Canadian Rockies with visitors from around the world. As the oldest outfitting company in Alberta, Brewster Adventures offers a unique and knowledgeable perspective on Banff National Park. Embark on a backcountry adventure and ride the historic Horse Drive trail to the Brewster Company Ranch featuring rustic log cabin accommodaitons . Attend a famous Western BBQ and Barn Dance. Marvel at the spectacular scenery on a trail ride to a famed mountain tea house, or winter sleigh ride along the shores of Lake Louise.

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Rockies Ice and Alpine Specialists

Banff, Alberta
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Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer or an intrepid beginner, Rockies Ice and Alpine hopes to take you to new heights. Owned and operated by a certified guide with extensive wilderness first aid training, the company specializes in ice climbing, rock climbing, and alpine climbing. Sign up for an instructional programs to develop specific skills or a guided ascent of one of the area’s world-class climbing routes. Brave rugged terrain and dizzying heights to experience pristine wilderness and a deep sense of accomplishment. Whether or not you reach the peak, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime.

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GyPSy Guide GPS Audio Driving Tour Apps - Banff National Park

Banff, Alberta

Driving tour apps that are "Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car"™. All the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to drive yourself. The apps use GPS technology to play the commentary automatically. Our guides have created tours that share stories, tips and advice of the surrounding area. Works offline, so doesn't require roaming or data. Scenic drive routes throughout Alberta including Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Waterton and Alberta SW. Travel Alberta ALTO Award winner.

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Events

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Santa comes to the Banff Train Station

Banff, Alberta
2018-11-17 To 2018-11-17 MST

Come get your photo with Santa down at the Historic Banff Train Station! Tell him all your Christmas wishes for the holiday season.Santa will take photos from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and then again from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Banff Craft Beer Festival

Banff, Alberta
2018-11-22 To 2018-11-24 MST

The Banff Craft Beer Festival takes place at the home of Canada's first national park and is held each year in late November. The Cave and Basin National Historic Site is beautifully set at the base of the Canadian Rockies, and is now home to the world's most beautiful beer festival. Throughout the night, sample amazing food from some of Banff's best pubs and restaurants, try an offering of beers from Alberta's own breweries and share stories with local brew masters.

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Free Admission Day

Banff, Alberta
2018-11-23 To 2018-11-23 MST

Banff Park Museum National Historic Site is offering free admission Friday November 23, 2018. Visit for a glimpse of more than 5,000 botanical and zoological specimens. Enjoy the temporary exhibit 'Banff Bison Return', and stroll through exhibit cases filled with a collection of stuffed wildlife over one hundred years old. Don't forget to appreciate the building's architecture - this is oldest surviving federal building in any Canadian national park. In 2017, to celebrate Canada 150, Parks Canada offered free admission and welcomed over 27 million visitors. What better way to say “thank you” than to offer a free admission day? Admission is already free on Canada Day, but Parks Canada has added another day for you to enjoy your favourite activities without paying any admission fees.

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