Banff National Park National Parks

The elements that make the Canadian Rockies a year round dream destination converge in perfect harmony in Banff National Park. Established after railway workers stumbled onto a thermal hot spring, Banff became Canada’s first national park in 1885 and today is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore more than 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of maintained trails on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Come back in winter and ski some of the finest powder anywhere. The alpine towns of Banff and Lake Louise have all the amenities and everything you need to stay and explore this magical place.
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Chateau Mountain Sports Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta

Chateau Mountain Sports is an independent retail store. Open 7 days a week, this location offers clothing, footwear and accessories you'll need for hiking and skiing. Featuring great brands such as Arc'teryx, Canada Goose, Spyder, Patagonia, The North Face, Black Diamond, Dale of Norway, Dakine, Salomon, Merrell, Oakley, Sorel, Buff and more.

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Rocky Mountain Yoga

Banff, Alberta

The town of Banff's dedicated yoga studio offers over 25 weekly drop in classes. Styles range for all levels of ability and experience; including Ashtanga, Flow, Yin Yoga, Hatha, Restorative, meditation and healing yoga. Workshops/International Retreats & Yoga Trainings are just some of the wonderful experiences to choose from. Established in 2009, Rocky Mountain Yoga is a community minded space that welcomes residents and visitors from all over the world. We are open year round and provide quality instruction with exceptional experiences. Practice facing the majestic views of Cascade Mountain.

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High Rollers

Banff, Alberta

Pins, Pints, Pizza. These are all good things. So High Rollers put them together in a big old beer hall. Six bowling lanes. 3 pool tables. They’ve got bowling & rolling covered. New York-style pizza slices the size of your head. 48 craft beers on tap. So hang up your skis, skates, hiking boots, & snowshoes and come make a few new friends. Order your pizza. Drink your beer. Bowl your balls.

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Canalta Lodge Banff

Banff, Alberta
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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.

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Blue Mountain Lodge

Banff, Alberta
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Built in 1908, the Blue Mountain Lodge is a bed and breakfast inn in the heart of Banff. Each of the lodge’s 10 guest rooms have their own bathroom and shower, as well as flat-screen televisions with cable. The rooms are uniquely decorated to reflect the wilderness of the Rockies and Canadian history, and most offer stunning mountain views. Step outside and you’ll find restaurants, coffee shops, and other entertainment just paces away. There are also plenty of outdoor destinations nearby, like the majestic Bow Falls and the Tunnel Mountain trailhead. If you’re new to mountain adventuring, take advantage of the ski, hiking, and scrambling trips organized by the B&B’s owners.

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Irwin's Mountain Inn

Banff, Alberta
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This attractive 65-room hotel in Banff National Park is located right on Banff Avenue, close to downtown Banff. Amenities include an eight-person hot tub, dry cedar sauna, fitness centre, ski room and lockers, coin laundry, complimentary parking, conference centre, free Wi-Fi, and a variety of room styles. Recipient of the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Associations' Housekeeping Award. Onsite restaurant El Toro, locally owned and operated, features Canadian cuisine with Spanish and Mexican influences and is one of Banff's most popular dining spots.

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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. Rates are based on availability and subject to change.

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Banff Tour and Gondola Package

See the best of Banff with a summer sightseeing tour and gondola admission on this package with Discover Banff Tours. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on a morning tour of the Banff's highlights, followed by an ascent up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for 360-degree views over Banff.

Expires: 2019-11-30
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$30 Banff Guided Walking Tour

What are you missing? Guided walking tours from Banff Walk let you discover the beautiful mountain town of Banff with a local guide, in a small group. These walking tours are a comfortable, easy stroll. Know more and see more in Banff in a little over an hour.

Expires: 2020-09-19
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Mystery Towns Clue Solving Adventures - Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Experience Banff on a virtual tour adventure with all the fun of a scavenger hunt, the puzzle-solving of an escape room and the challenge of an Amazing Race. Explore must-see points of interest from a unique and fun perspective on a Mystery Towns clue-solving walking adventure. Clues are delivered via the app on your phone. Enter your answers to receive the next clues and as you solve your way around Canmore you will discover local favorites and hidden gems. Take your time or opt to beat the leader-board.

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Great Divide Nature Interpretation

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Join a guided hike or snowshoe in Lake Louise! Walking against the dramatic backdrop of the Canadian Rockies and breathing in clean air, you notice how the forest and mountains surround and uplift you. Meanwhile, the guide reveals the stories behind the scenery in a fun and entertaining way. You’ve laughed and you’ve learned.

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Chinook Rafting

Banff, Alberta
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Chinook Rafting offers the closest whitewater rafting to Calgary and Banff in the Canadian Rockies, with mountain views providing a stunning backdrop. There's rapids suitable for all levels from family-friendly rivers to big waves or roaring rapids depending on your experience and confidence. With over 30 years experience in excellence, they deliver exceptional levels of guest interaction and service with a team of highly-trained professionals committed to showing you a great time on the water. Chinook Rafting uses only top quality, modern equipment and their licenced, professional guides love sharing their knowledge, local stories, skills and enthusiasm to make your whitewater adventure one of life's greatest experiences. The whitewater rafting season runs from mid May to mid-Sept., with transport available from Banff and Canmore.

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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Banff, Alberta
2020-02-15 To 2020-02-15 MST

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar bring together soulful blues-rock and vocal prowess to produce songs with true emotional depth. Samantha Martin is the lead singer, songwriter and focal point of the group. A dynamic frontwoman, she possesses a stunning voice that is capable of summoning up tidal waves of spine-tingling emotion in one instance while delicately bringing out the nuances of a gut-wrenching lyric in the next. A torrid force of nature, night after night she takes audiences to emotional peaks while leaving them stunned with her sheer pin-you-against-the-wall power.

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Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-11-30 To 2019-12-01 MST

Watch the fastest skiers in the world begin the World Cup speed circuit at the Lake Louise Ski Resort. The Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup features speed events on the World Cup circuit and will play host to the first downhill and super-G races of the season. This is the only event of its kind in Canada.

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Remembrance Day at Sunshine Village

Banff, Alberta
2019-11-11 To 2019-11-11 MST

Join us in honouring those who have and continue to serve our country this Remembrance Day at Sunshine Village.Military Ski for Free Saturday and Sunday. Any active or retired members of NATO military are eligible to ski for free Saturday and Sunday with proper ID.We will honour those who served with a moment of silence at 11:00 AM on the Remembrance Day, at which point we will stop loading the lifts. The Silence will be broken by the sounds of Bagpipes throughout the village.

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