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.
Located in World Famous Banff National Park, for over 100 years The Banff Indian Trading Post has been providing an outlet for First Nations crafts. Today they continue that tradition with a wide selection of Genuine Native Canadian Handicrafts, Sterling Silver Jewellery, Pottery, Moccasins, Mukluks, Hats, Blankets, T-Shirts, Leather Coats, Furs, Souvenirs and much more. From the local Stoney Nakoda to across Canada and North America, they have the best selection you will find.
Visiting the museum has been a traditional experience for generations of park visitors. Come see the “University of the Hills” with over 5,000 natural history specimens from bees to bears. Discover how natural history was interpreted in Canada during the Victorian era in one small but very special museum.
A relaxing retreat in the heart of Banff National Park set amid eight acres of private parkland and surrounded by the glorious scenery. Indoor 15m swimming pool indoor and outdoor hot tub and Mountain Health and Fitness Club with full gym and sauna. Tennis and squash courts.
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!
OPEN SUMMER 2017 - The Banff Sunshine Mountain Lodge is a year round boutique hotel located 7,000ft. above ordinary in Sunshine Village. Enjoy world class skiing, snowboarding and hiking steps from your room in the only ski-in, ski-out/ hike-in, hike-out hotel in the Banff National Park. After a day on the slopes or hiking through the Sunshine Meadows, enjoy dinner in one of the Lodge’s restaurants then go for a soak in the largest hotpool in the Banff area. Sip drinks in the lodge or at Mad Trapper’s Grill and BBQ, an authentic ski lodge bar built in 1920’s in the heart of the village.
Visit the Banff Gondola before noon for a free child admission. Package includes admission, cookies and a field journal for each family. One child admitted free with each regular-priced adult. Additional children are $31 each and must be purchased at the Banff Gondola.
From sunset to stargaze. Enjoy a dining experience at Sky Bistro that features a handpicked selection of local meats, produce and ingredients. Price includes Banff Gondola admission; a choice of an appetizer and main course. Valid from 4:30 p.m., Wed. to Sun. Reservations required.
Visit one of Hotel Arts Group’s two hotels in Calgary as well as any Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts and receive 15% off your stay. Valid for stays October 1 - October 8, 2017 and November 30, 2017 - December 21, 2017 and January 2, 2018 - May 31, 2018.
Guided rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, ski touring in Banff and the surrounding areas. Banff Alpine Guides also offers avalanche courses and climbing instruction. All of the guides and instructors are certified under the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and/or the International Federation of Mountain Guides.
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.
Brewster Adventures brings a Christmas card image to life at Lake Louise with a sleigh ride that follows the lake-side trail beneath Victoria Glacier. Enjoy views of the Ice Falls at the end of the lake by day, or the glow of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on evening rides. There is no better way to spend time together than drinking in the beauty of sparkling snow and blue sky, bundled beneath a blanket together on a horse drawn sleigh! The season for sleigh rides starts mid-December and goes to early April, weather and snow cover permitting.
Look for a special gift for someone or find a keepsake for yourself at the Banff Christmas Market. Featuring goods inspired by the Rocky Mountain culture, you’re bound to find something unique. Festive entertainment and culinary delights complement the event. The Banff Christmas Market is held at the Warner Stables, which are transformed into a charming market venue. Admission is $2.
The winter sky becomes alive at dark, and it’s just that much more spectacular when you’re standing mountaintop at 2200 metres. After dinner at Sky Bistro, make sure to head to the rooftop and join astronomers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Calgary for an amazing stargazing adventure. Learn through interactive exhibits and games for kids and young-at heart adults. After, warm up with a night cap from our signature after dinner taste and drink menu.
The most beautiful beer festival in the world takes place in the most beautiful place in the world, the Cave and Basin in Banff National Park. Banff is known for pristine wilderness, glacier fresh waters and beautiful scenery and you can now immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and stories of this iconic national park and landmark while sampling some of the best beers and spirits from over 30 Alberta breweries and distilleries, and delicious food from Banff’s finest eateries. This festival is held partially outdoors surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains.