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Banff Canadian Rockies

Surrounded by the dramatically rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies in the heart of Banff National Park, the town of Banff has all the amenities you could wish for. Wander along Banff Avenue and you’ll discover a diverse collection of designer clothing stores, souvenir shops, adventure outfitters, tour operators, spas, nightclubs, bars and hotels. Expect an incredibly diverse dining scene that features some of the top chefs and restaurants in the country. And after a full day of hiking, skiing or sightseeing, slip into the famous thermal waters that led to the creation of Canada’s first national park.
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Banff Gondola

Banff, Alberta
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Journey to the top of the Banff Gondola to see a whole new side of Sulphur Mountain and the Canadian Rockies. We’ve completely rebuilt, redesigned and re-imagined our mountaintop experience, creating a world-class indoor experience that equals the awe-inspiring ridge top boardwalk 2900 ft. above Banff. From new restaurants and interactive exhibits to a multisensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the all-new Banff Gondola experience heightens every sense.

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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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Cedar & Sage Co.

Banff, Alberta
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Cedar & Sage Co. is Banff’s only holistic based healing facility. The professional staff specialize in Sports Therapy and Muscle Recovery via Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Reiki and Yoga modalities. We have a dedicated staff complete with registered massage therapists and other specialists to help our guests relax and be healthy. We as a company not only believe in a connection to nature, but actively promote a healthy mountain lifestyle. It is our belief that to create a balance between the mind, body, and soul is the key to leading a fulfilled life.

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Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Banff, Alberta
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Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain – formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by native peoples living in the region. Our main lodge complements its natural setting with square timber post and beam construction and high open ceilings. Our decor pays tribute to old-world.

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Johnston Canyon Resort

Banff, Alberta
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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.

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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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Banff Adventurer

Spend more time having fun in the mountains than planning for them! The Banff Adventurer pass includes 1 hour canoe rental, Banff Sightseeing Chairlift and a scenic 1 hour horseback ride. Package rate is per person based on 2 people in a canoe.

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Alberta Residents Rate

Escape the city and enjoy a mountain getaway to your Castle in the Rockies. Save up to 30% off accommodation with our special Alberta Residents Rate and enjoy world-class dining, the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, or our European-style Willow Stream Spa. Rates vary by season subject to availability.

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GyPSy Guide Driving Tour Apps

Driving tour apps that are "Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car"™ for Banff, Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Waterton and SW Alberta. The benefits of a guided tour, but with the freedom to drive yourself. Apps automatically play stories, tips and directions as you drive offline, no roaming/data required.

Expires: 2017-10-17
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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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Alpinism.com

Banff, Alberta

Have an adventure in the Canadian Rockies with a guided skiing, mountaineering, or rock climbing tour with an experienced and certified guide from this Banff company.

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Fall in the Canadian Rockies Photo Tour

Banff, Alberta

The Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful photography destinations and the late summer/early autumn is a precious time of year. This 8 day (7 night) tour focuses on the Canadian Rockies incredible landscapes, stunning waterfalls, marvellous canyons and colossal glaciers. Join award winning blogger Marta Kulesza and award winning photographer Jack Bolshaw on their 8 day photography tour around the Canadian Rockies. The 8 day (7 night) photography tour will be focused on 3 major destinations. Canmore, Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. The 10 available spots are open to all levels of photographers.

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Restorative Yoga and Cranial Sacral Therapy

Banff, Alberta
2017-07-23 To 2017-07-23 MST

Join Erin Chaba and James Boyce in this subtle hands-on speciality class takes you through a journey of the nervous system. Includes restorative yoga postures with Cranial Sacral Therapy and manual osteopathic techniques.This session promotes the body’s rest, repair & restore state and increases your innate ability for self-healing. Enjoy a mid Summer boost to help keep you active and healthy. Cost:$45/12ppl max.

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Canada Day in Banff National Park

Banff, Alberta
2017-07-01 To 2017-07-01 MST

The natural beauty, heritage, and culture of Banff & Lake Louise make for a fantastic setting to experience Canada Day on July 1. There is no better way to celebrate than being amongst the mountains and lakes that have defined images of Canada around the world. Begin your day by devouring a pile of pancakes and maple syrup at the annual pancake breakfast. Stomach full, make yourself comfortable in Central Park as local musicians and cultural performances fill the valley with sound from noon until late. During the intermission, take in the colour and energy of the famous Canada Day parade down Banff Avenue, before settling into the park again for the remainder of the evening performances. The celebrations come to a grand finale with a spectacular fireworks display. Watching the sunset and fireworks illuminate the valley and mountains surrounding Banff is a magical event not to be missed. Plan a day full of activities celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday by visiting the Banff Canada Day Event Schedule.

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Banff Canada Day

Banff, Alberta
2017-07-01 To 2017-07-01 MST

The Town of Banff is the perfect place to celebrate Canada's birthday on July 1st. Fantastic family-friendly events run throughout the day, including our famous parade down Banff Avenue. From bands to balloon animals to birthday cake, we've got it all. The full-day celebrations are capped off with a spectacular evening fireworks display.

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