From the legendary ski racers that have claimed their glory on Norquay’s slopes since the 1930s, to beginners clipping on skis or a board for the very first time, Norquay is for everyone with over 60 runs to choose from. The fun does not stop when the sun goes down. Norquay offers the only night skiing in the Alberta Rockies. On Friday and Saturday nights the Cascade chair is fully lit, including the entire terrain and tube parks. Banff National Park’s deep-rooted ski culture started at Mt Norquay. Norquay is also home to Alberta’s largest tube park. Just take a seat on a purpose designed inflatable tube, hold onto the handles and get sliding! Summer months offer opportunities to climb, explore and relax. Norquay has maintained its place as the locals’ hill for over nine decades, it’s Banff’s backyard – all while hosting skiers, riders and sightseers from all corners of the globe. Norquay is a Banff classic!
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.
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.
Johnston Canyon Resort offers classic cabin accommodation located next to a trail of seven spectacular waterfalls, in between Banff and Lake Louise on the Bow Valley Parkway. Onsite amenities include a coffee shop, dining room and gift shop.
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.
Canalta Lodge Banff was fully renovated and re-branded in the fall of 2017. Keeping with the hotel's existing exterior design, the interior has been transformed to compliment the mountain lodge design. The addition of an expansive breakfast room, coffee bar, fitness facilities and guest laundry highlight the ‘new' ground floor. Guest rooms, 112 in total, have been refurbished to offer modern accommodation, themed with rustic, mountain touches. All rooms will include individual climate control, a mini-fridge, microwave, kuerig machine and cable television. Canalta Lodge is located on Banff Avenue, and is a 10-minute walk from downtown, with easy access to local ROAM transit and winter ski-shuttle stops.
Relax and rejuvenate at the Fox Hotel and Suites. This package includes: overnight accommodation in a Superior 1 Bedroom Suite, bottle of wine in your room and 2 x $75 credit for the Red Earth Spa or Meadow Spa and Pools. Price is per person based on double occupancy.
Departing from Sundre, the West Country Tour includes admission to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary, lunch at the Water Valley Saloon, a tour of the Wild Horses of Alberta sanctuary, a wagon ride to see the local herd of wild horses, and honey mead tasting at the Fallen Timber craft meadery.
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.
From popular trails in Lake Louise and Banff to virtually unknown routes in Kananaskis Country, there's a hike for all abilities and interests. You'll travel safely, learn about the area, meet locals, and best of all you'll hike a trail or route that provides you with maximum reward for your effort. Choose from multiple hiking options requiring varying levels of skill and experience.
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.
Since 1892, Brewster Sightseeing has been sharing the best of the Canadian Rockies. With an entirely new fleet of motorcoaches featuring large viewing windows and luxury seating, Brewster Sightseeing has excelled for over 125 years in offering tours for everyone. Professional and knowledgeable driver guides, exclusive on-board tour hosts, convenient pick up and drop off locations in Banff, sightseeing with Brewster an experience that is simply natural.
Come to the Banff Center to witness this rapidly rising smooth jazz guitarist as he brings his signature musical flair to the sun soaked Shaw Amphitheatre. Jesse Cook - Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer - incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz and many forms of world music into his work. He is a Juno Award winner, Acoustic Guitar Player's Choice Award silver winner in the Flamenco Category, and a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year. He has recorded on the EMI, E1 Music and Narada labels and has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide.
Join the Banff Center in their Margaret Greenham Theatre, to hear emerging musicians from the International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music program perform with their internationally acclaimed mentors in evenings of experimentation!
Rugged and raw landscapes from across Canada continue to inspire Rod Charlesworth, a Canada House Gallery artist for over 30 years. Working with oil on canvas utilizing his hands, fingers, brush and palette knife Charlesworth’s pieces are rich, vibrant and luscious. Artist reception, May 26, 2-5 p.m.