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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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Banff | Mike Seehagel

Ever wondered where Banff Trail Riders' 300 horses spend winter? It’s a pretty sweet gig – work six months of the year, then run free, eat, and hang with your buds for the other six months.

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Attractions

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Monod Sports Ltd.

Banff, Alberta

Although Monod Sports has become a diversified outdoor sporting goods store based in Banff National Park (with a retail store in Banff and online store), every major theme can be traced back to the family’s history of skiing, mountaineering and love of the outdoors. John Monod, founder of Monod Sports, never came to Canada from Switzerland with the intention of being a retailer. He was an adventurer, a mountaineer and a young man looking for a new start in a new country. Above all else, Johnny Monod was a skier.

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Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

Banff, Alberta

Renowned for its panoramic beauty, Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in Alberta is a captivating and challenging layout set in the heart of Canada's Rocky Mountains.

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The Historic Luxton Home Museum, Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Open May 19 to October 1, 2017; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, Saturday, 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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Accommodation

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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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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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Bumpers Inn

Banff, Alberta
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Perfect for the budget conscious traveler looking for an Inn with a cozy mountain feel. Bumpers is situated in a peaceful location at the start of Banff Avenue, surrounded on two sides by forest with the majestic Cascade Mountain in the background.

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Travel Offers

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5 Day Winter Adventure in Banff

Make your way to Banff, the jewel of the Rockies. Take a sleigh ride, head to the hills and experience the "champagne powder" Banff is known for, and adventure through steel walkways built into the walls of Johnston Canyon. Includes 4 nights accommodation and transfers.

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Canadian Rockies Bed and Breakfast Package in Banff

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.

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Ultimate Explorer

Experience four top attractions in the Canadian Rockies with the Ultimate Explorer. Includes the Banff Gondola, Glacier Adventure (with Glacier Skywalk) and Banff Lake Minnewanka Cruise. Save up to 20% when you book in advance 48 hrs+ before arrival. Some restrictions apply, see website for details.

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Tours

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Discover Banff Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Discover Banff Tours specializes in personalized, small-group tours and activities in winter and summer in Banff National Park and the surrounding Canadian Rocky Mountains. Operating since 1998, they have grown over the years but their goal remains the same: helping travelers get a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience while visiting Banff. Daily tours include sightseeing trips, wildlife tours, glacier adventures, icewalks and snowshoe adventures which can be experienced on a group tour, or personalized on a private sightseeing experience. Discover Banff Tours use only 24-seater mini-buses and comfortable sprinter vans for their tours, ensuring that they stick to small group sizes to give guests a far more personal experience and better opportunity to chat with their friendly, local and professionally trained guides. Their luxurious in-house fleet of vehicles ensures that you travel in comfort and style - with large viewing windows to enjoy the amazing mountain scenery.

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Alpine Anglers

Banff, Alberta

Wild Places: Wild Trout Rainbows and Browns on the lower Bow Browns on the upper Bow. Cutthroat Rainbows and Bulls on the smaller streams of southern Alberta. Based Banff we travel to the best rivers and streams of southern Alberta. So much water - so little time.

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Banff & Bow Valley Photography Workshops

Banff, Alberta

This isn't your normal day tour of Banff National Park. Because this is a photography workshop, you will get plenty of time in each location to compose and capture images without being rushed. We will spend most of the day outside taking photos. Plus, we'll be teaching the whole group general photographic concepts, having a longer time at each location means more personalised teaching time for each attendee. Lakes, glaciers, babbling creeks, pristine woodland, snow-capped landscapes, and of course, the unmatched beauty of the mountains. Banff National Park offers more than we could ever possibly show you in a day, but we can't wait to show you some of the highlights and locations you have always dreamed of seeing. Our day trip to the National Park is led by Kristin Repsher, a professional photographer based in southern Alberta. The workshop itinerary varies by season; the main thing that doesn't change is how epic the landscapes are. We'll take you to a few of the world-famous viewpoints that you've seen on Instagram, like Two Jack Lake and Castle Mountain, but we'll also take you off the beaten path to some of the locally-known gems as well. Through all of these locations, you'll receive individual photographic tuition on the technical and artistic aspects of photography (including composition and lighting) to help you get the best possible shots of your trip to Banff. We'll get an early start so we can chase the best light through the park, and we'll finish it off around 5.30pm followed by an optional group meal where we can talk about our favourite images of the day. This workshop is organised so you get to see each location in the best possible light. Lighting makes a huge difference in photography, so if a mountain's slopes are lit by the sun in the afternoon, we'll make sure to take you there at that time. Due to the long days of summer, we won't be able to take you to locations at sunrise or sunset, but our instruction will help you judge the best light if you're planning to do other photographic excursions within the park. Hope to see you soon.

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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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Jesse Cook

Banff, Alberta
2018-08-18 To 2018-08-18 MST

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.

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Mountain Peaks & Glacial Waters - Bradley Keys

Banff, Alberta
2018-06-01 To 2018-06-30 MST

Banff, Alberta: Mountain Peaks and Glacial Waters at the Willock & Sax Gallery put on show the ceramic consequences of Bradley Keys’ meditations on locations of beauty and nostalgia. Bradley Keys started off with a degree in Biology, which has informed his ceramic production since graduating from art school in 1994. His work has always examined the natural world interspersed with built environments. Keys offers work that allows investigations into the ways we know, take in, and are affected by our environment. He is inspired by the elements of the world around him and reconstructs these aspects through his chosen ceramic processes. Mountain Peaks and Glacial Waters exhibition at Willock & Sax Gallery.

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