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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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The Historic Luxton Home Museum, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Open June 1 to October 8, 2018; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday - Sunday and holiday Monday's. Admission by donation. The Luxton Home tells the story of a Banff pioneer family - Norman, Georgina and their daughter Eleanor. The Home Museum features a glimpse of Banff over many decades and showcases collections of First Nations artifacts, paintings, china, furniture and more. The Luxton Garden is part of our heritage footprint with 120 year old lilac trees and a garden designed in the Arts and Craft Style ca. 1910. On weekends in July and August bring a coffee or picnic with the family and try a game of croquet on the lawn.

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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, kayak or SUP from the Banff Canoe Club, or join one of our Interpretive Guided Big Canoe 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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Red Earth Spa

Banff, Alberta
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Red Earth Spa is a full service spa with six treatment rooms. The Spa also features an esthetics room with two manicure stations and two pedicure chairs. Spa clients also have full access to the Hotel’s hot pool, steam room and exercise room. The spa has a number of areas for clients to relax before, in-between or after a treatment. Come join us at Banff’s only full service Spa on Banff Avenue.

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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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Shadow Lake Lodge

Banff, Alberta
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Unplug and unwind at this luxurious backcountry retreat, nestled amidst glaciated peaks and high alpine meadows along the Continental Divide in Banff National Park. Choose to hike/bike in for a summer getaway, or cross-country ski/snowshoe in for a winter escape. Gather in the historic CPR cabin and relate your trail adventures with other guests, or relax with a glass of wine on the porch of your private log cabin, while taking in the sunset. Savour the hearty, mountain gourmet meals and delicious afternoon tea. Owned and operated by the fifth and sixth generation of the Brewster family, who have been providing visitors with memorable mountain experiences and accommodations for over a century.

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A Banff Boutique Inn

Banff, Alberta
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The Coolest Inn in Town! 10 rooms nice decor comfortable beds excellent continental breakfast free WIFI and private parking.

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West Country Tour (Depart Banff)

Departing from Banff, 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.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Erling Strom Horseback Lodge Trip - 3N/4D

Ride through Alberta’s Wild West with Banff Trail Riders following the Erling Strom Trail, a path forged through the dense Banff forests by renowned explorer Erling Strom in the early 1900s, and stay in two quintessential mountain cabins. Departs Wednesdays, includes accommodation and a fully catered menu.

Expires: 2018-09-12
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Banff Carriage Rides

Ride in style on a private horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown Banff with Banff Trail Riders. This 15-minute tour for six people takes you through town, along the Bow River and past many of the original homesteads of Banff. 30 minute, one hour and custom carriage rides are also available.

Expires: 2018-10-08
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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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Banff Trail Riders

Banff, Alberta
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No matter what type of western-style adventure you’re looking for, Banff Trail Riders will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Banff Trail Riders offers a range of exciting horseback excursions from hourly trail rides to multi-day backcountry trips for all abilities. Saddle up for a scenic trail ride along the Bow River, dig in to a delicious barbecue lunch at an authentic cowboy cookout and front country cabin, or hit the trails for an overnight horseback adventure and sleep in a comfortable backcountry lodge or a wilderness campsite. In winter, take a horse drawn sleigh ride through a magical Banff winter wonderland or stay in a cozy backcountry log cabin accessible by fat bike, snowshoes or cross-country skis.

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Alpinism.com

Banff, Alberta

Alpinism.com provides backcountry skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering adventures in Canada and around the world. Trips are led by Mark Klassen, an experienced Mountain Guide certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the International Federation of Mountain Guiding Associations.

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SnowDays

Banff, Alberta
2019-01-17 To 2019-01-27 MST

The annual SnowDays Festival is the highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. A month-long celebration held during January and February, the festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture and winter adventure.

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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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The Hamlet Complex

Banff, Alberta
2018-07-26 To 2018-07-26 MST

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity presents The Hamlet Complex. The Hamlet Complex will focus four weeks of intensive studio and stage time to develop and create this new work. it will involve Twelve dancers and three actors who will work with internationally acclaimed choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen Program Head Stephan Laks, and a highly experienced creative team of sound, light, costume, and set designers .Øyen will continue his highly acclaimed explorations of fluid combinations of dance and text in The Hamlet Complex. Through a reworking of Shakespeare’s classic and canonical work Hamlet, Alan will explore the depth and range of our most essential and basic emotions. Our love. Our longing. Our desperation. Our search for meaningful affirmation of our existence. The Hamlet Complex is a major reworking of Shakespeare’s classic play for actors and dancers, exploring the quintessentially existential topics of the play through contemporary words and movement.

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