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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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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 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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Sunshine Summer Sightseeing Gondola and Lift

Banff, Alberta
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Ride the Sunshine Summer Gondola – with its spacious 8 passenger cabins – to the Sunshine Village area. At the Village, stop at our interpretive centre before embarking into an exploration of the more than 12km of marked trails that wind their way through waterfalls, lakes, and flower-filled meadows. You can also take part in one of our hosted trail tours. Sunshine Summer Gondola and Sightseeing Chairlift will take the whole family to the “Top of the World" for an unobstructed 360 degrees view of one of the most outstanding areas in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

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Willock and Sax Gallery

Banff, Alberta
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The Willock and Sax Gallery celebrates the arts and the natural grandeur of the environment. We strive to cultivate aesthetic appreciation and concern for our world by offering an extraordinary collection of fine art. We carry a selection of Canadian historical and contemporary art with a focus on Alberta artists.

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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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Brewster's Mountain Lodge

Banff, Alberta
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Experience over a century of western tradition at Brewster's Mountain Lodge in Banff National Park. Located in the heart of downtown Banff, the property features handcrafted log furnishings and historic photos, 68 guest room, nine suites, a whirlpool and sauna. Complimentary continental breakfast and high speed Internet is included with every stay.

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Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Winter Tour

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on a morning tour of Banff's highlights with Discover Banff Tours, such as frozen Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and scenic viewpoints. Includes a professional guide and hot chocolate. Save 20% by using coupon code ONLINE2SAVE and booking online seven days or more in advance.

Expires: 2019-04-14
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7 Day Guided Rockies Camping Tour

Join Fresh Adventures to experience the best of the Rockies on this 7-day adventure tour featuring camping, wildlife, adventure and good times. Experience camping and hiking in the Rockies with a professional guide to make sure you are safe and comfortable.

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Soothing Summer Solstice

You will be lead through a contemplative summer YIN YOGA sequence to help us balance the fiery and bold energies of the summer. If you’re feeling the desire to turn inward and balance out your summer activities with some gentle restful practice, this is for you.

Expires: 2018-06-21
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Sunshine Village Historical Snowshoe and Fondue Tour

Banff, Alberta

Sunshine's historical snowshoe tour provides a unique Canadian Rockies experience through untouched powder deep into Sunshine Meadows. Let local guides at Sunshine Village take you off the beaten track into the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, surrounded by panoramic alpine views. Walk along paths taken by Canada's First Nations and listen to stories of first discovery by European explorers. Put yourself in their (snow)shoes. The experience culminates indoors at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge with a traditional Swiss-style cheese fondue. Immerse yourself in an authentic winter alpine experience in a location rich in Canadian history.

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White Mountain Adventures - Nature and Wildlife Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Discover the majestic mountain views and turquoise lakes of Banff National Park and its surrounding environment. Choose from an active discovery tour of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with short guided hikes showcasing the best of the Canadian Rockies, a gondola ride, and a picnic lunch. Or, experience the crisp alpine air, rich views and opportunities to spot wildlife in the provincially-protected Kananaskis Country, a mountain area similar in size to Banff but wilder and less travelled.

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Lake Minnewanka Cruise

Banff, Alberta
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See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective while touring beautiful Lake Minnewanka on panoramic interpretive cruises. Beginning from the western end of the largest lake in Banff, the Lake Minnewanka Cruise sets sail under towering peaks. Take in breathtaking mountains and emerald-green water as you keep a watchful eye on forested slopes and rocky shorelines for wildlife and waterfalls.

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Summer Music Series: World Premiere by George Lewis

Banff, Alberta
2018-06-29 To 2018-06-29 MST

The Banff Centre has commissioned an extraordinary 12 new works! This new music will make an indelible impact on the contemporary music scene and will involve the Banff Centre participants in the most important process of the musical world: the creation of new art. George Lewis, composer, improviser, music technologist, and much more, will unite musical practices and aesthetics into a single important work. Join them for a pre-Concert talk at 6:45 p.m. in the Bentley Chamber Music Studio.

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Summer Music Series: World Premiere by Fung, Schroeder and Oesterle

Banff, Alberta
2018-07-07 To 2018-07-07 MST

Join the Banff Center for the second installment of Banff Commissions! This event presents three new works, from some of Canada's finest contemporary composers, Vivian Fung, Sabrina Schroeder and Michael Oesterle. Each of the composers has a distinct voice that explores everything from complex intertwined melodic ideas, textural exploration and a exploratory look at percussion. This concert features faculty members including Aiyun Huang performing Fung's new work, and bassoonist Rebekah Heller performing a work with electronics by Schroeder.Join us for a pre-Concert talk at 6:45 p.m. in the Bentley Chamber Music Studio.

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Cave Lantern Tours

Banff, Alberta
2018-06-02 To 2018-06-02 MST | Show All Dates

Saturday nights. Two tours, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 2 to Sept. 29. It’s after hours at the Cave and Basin, but you're being let in. All your senses awaken as the light from your lantern casts shadows on ancient grotto walls. Mysterious sounds and voices are a reminder that others, like you, have journeyed to these thermal waters for centuries. Lanterns are supplied; you supply the imagination. A family-friendly 40-minute program. $10.80 per person. Registration required.

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