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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 beauitiful 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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Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site

Banff, Alberta
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The Cosmic Ray Station on Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park was built by the National Research Council in the winter of 1956-57. Take a short walk along the interpretive boardwalk to Sanson’s Peak and peer into the structure where Norman Sanson recorded his observations for 30 years.

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Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

Banff, Alberta
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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.

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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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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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Elkhorn Lodge

Banff, Alberta
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A rustic restful atmosphere with a view of the mountains and within walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants. At the south end of town, near the Banff Springs Hotel.

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Inns of Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Just a 15-minute stroll from downtown Banff in Banff National Park, Inns of Banff offers 230 spacious hotel rooms from standard to junior suites and a number of three and four-bedroom condos. Also available is a two-bedroom cottage with full kitchen, as well as a spacious five-bedroom executive cottage with kitchen and three bathrooms. The property has a lounge, two restaurant, gift shop and an indoor swimming pool. Enjoy the gorgeous mountain views and watch for wildlife. Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free Banff Roam Transit passes.

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Ski & Stay at Banff's Newest Hotel, Save up to 35%

Save up to 35% when you ski and stay at Banff's newest 4-star hotel, The Moose. Price based on 5 nights accommodation and 4 days skiing for two adults valid at Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay, taxes extra. Includes ski shuttle and Hot Springs voucher.

Expires: 2017-10-31
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Above Banff Package

Banff is magical in winter. Let your imagination soar with this fun winter getaway. Starting from $199, package includes an overnight stay for 2 at Elk+Avenue Hotel with breakfast, and admission to the new Banff Gondola summit. Explore more. Find your #happyplace.

Expires: 2018-02-17
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Banff Upper Hot Springs

Soak in the steamy hot mineral water where travellers have come for over a hundred years. Banff National Park’s only hot springs pool welcomes you for an authentic heritage experience that is a favourite among visitors. Open year-round.

Expires: 2018-03-17
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Tours

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GyPSy Guide 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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Banff Trail Riders

Banff, Alberta
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Extraordinary Riding Adventures in Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies. Banff Trail Riders offers a range of exciting horseback excursions from hourly trail rides to multi day backcountry pack trips. All all ages and abilities welcome. Saddle up for a scenic trail ride along the Bow River. Dig in to a delicious barbeque lunch at an authentic cowboy cookout and front country cabin. Hit the trails for an overnight horseback adventure and sleep in a backcountry lodge. Or, take a horse drawn sleigh ride through a magical winter wonderland. We'd love to have you join us one day!

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Backcountry Skiing / Wapta Ski Traverse

Banff, Alberta

Join Powder Guides on the famous Wapta Traverse, the ultimate hut to hut ski tour in the Canadian Rockies. The Wapta Icefields spread for many miles north along the continental divide from the Lake Louise area. With vast glaciers, easy peaks and a well placed hut system, the area is perfect for a great ski traverse. Join us today!

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Events

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The Debaters Christmas Show

Banff, Alberta
2017-12-09 To 2017-12-09 MST

The Debaters Live is the comedy stage show where comics go toe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic and the audience picks the winner. After a sold out show last year, The Debaters is back with this special Christmas themed event that features host Steve Patterson and two of his favourite comics performing stand-up, and two hilarious debates focused on the holiday season. Some language may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

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The Barra MacNeils: An East Coast Christmas

Banff, Alberta
2017-11-25 To 2017-11-25 MST

One of the most beloved concerts on the seasonal circuit, the Barra MacNeils Christmas shows always feature a highly entertaining brand of traditional seasonal fare mixed with entertaining stories and new musical twists; stamped with their lush harmonies and intricate instrumental stylings. Fans can look forward to classic favourites including: “Oh Holy Night”, “Ave Maria”,” A Christmas in Killarney” and “Auld Lang Syne” as well as some comedy, seasonal stories, music, singing, dance and memories that will extend beyond the season and last a lifetime.

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Taste for Adventure

Banff, Alberta
2017-10-25 To 2017-11-09 MST

The Taste for Adventure is a 16-day celebration of food and drink in Banff and Lake Louise. From October 25 to November 9, savour limited-time menus created by award-winning chefs, take advantage of special Dine & Stay packages, and explore new culinary experiences that will inspire as much awe as the landscape. While feasting on delicious food and drink, you can also feed your thirst for adventure at the world renowned Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. Taking place at the same time as the Taste for Adventure, The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival shares tales of enthralling journeys and expeditions told by authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the world.

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