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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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Sleigh ride in Lake Louise Banff National Park

Lake Louise | Hubert Kang

Cross Country Skiing Wapta Traverse

The Wapta Traverse | Chris Brinlee, Jr.

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Lake Louise Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Ascend to one of Banff National Park’s most incredible views where grizzly bears and other local wildlife are seen almost daily. From the top, at 2,088m (6,850ft) the gondola ride is only the start of your adventure. Make your way to the viewing platform for a panoramic view that will take your breath away. Afterward visit the free Wildlife Interpretive Centre where Interpretive Programs are offered daily, including indoor presentations. A variety of guided interpretive walks are available daily for all fitness levels. There are five unique restaurants located on-site that are sure to please.

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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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Crock A Doodle Paint Your Own Pottery

Banff, Alberta
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There's hands-on fun for everyone at Crock A Doodle. Paint your own pottery and enjoy some relaxed creative time transforming ready to paint pottery into your own amazing works of art. Pieces are glazed and kiln-fired overnight, ready the following day.

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Moraine Lake Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Set on the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in the Canadian Rockies, this Banff lodge is a luxurious escape that offers easy access to hiking trails and canoeing.

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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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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 trail head. 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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Luxury Ski the Canadian Rockies

Skiers in the Canadian Rockies marvel at the snow-covered peaks of Banff National Park and the natural beauty of the unspoiled wilderness. Heaps of champagne powder suitable for all levels, short lift lines and incredible hospitality.

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Jasper to Banff Sightseeing Tour

Join SunDog Tours on this incredible full-day journey along the spine of the Canadian Rockies. With an emphasis on small personalized group sizes, this one-way sightseeing excursion includes all the famous stops between Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. Picnic lunch, admission to the Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk are included.

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Alberta Winter Wonderland

This package includes: VIA Rail transportation Edmonton to Jasper, 3 nights of accommodation in Jasper, Maligne Canyon ice walk, dogsledding excursion in Jasper, transfer to Banff, 3 nights accommodation in Banff, 1 day ski pass, snowshoeing excursion to Marble Canyon, sleigh ride tour in Banff, transfer from Banff to Calgary.

Expires: 2019-05-01
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Timberline Tours

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Timberline Tours offers trail rides, day trips and overnight horseback riding adventures in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies. Whether you choose a scenic ride in Lake Louise, a three-hour ride to the historic Lake Agnes Teahouse or venture further to explore the Plain of Six Glaciers and beyond, you'll enjoy spectacular mountain views and expert instruction.

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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 them today.

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Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit

Banff, Alberta

Explore iconic destinations and discover unforgettable travel experiences with Pursuit; a collection of inspiring adventures in Banff, Jasper and Waterton National Parks, as well as other North American destinations. Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit provides immersive sightseeing tours (Brewster Sightseeing), deluxe transportation (Brewster Express), remarkable attractions (Banff Gondola, Banff Lake Cruise, Glacier Adventure including Glacier Skywalk, Maligne Lake Cruise) and signature lodging properties (Elk + Avenue Hotel, Glacier View Inn, Mount Royal Hotel - opening July 2018) that delivers memories for a lifetime. Create your journey. Discover the unforgettable.

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Events

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Ken Jones Classic

Lake Louise, Alberta
2019-04-13 To 2019-04-14 MST

Ski Mountaineering Competition Canada (SMCC) hosted by Lake Louise Ski Resort is pleased to announce their annual Skimo race dates. The Ken Jones Classic ski mountaineering race will have two main race categories – males and females – and will be raced over two courses. The event includes vertical, sprints and individual races.

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Banff Gallery Hop

Banff, Alberta
2019-03-23 To 2019-03-23 MST | Show All Dates

Banff Gallery Hop is a monthly initiative dedicated to bringing together galleries, museums, and arts related businesses to create an enhanced visitor experience which fosters understanding, appreciation and promotion of arts, culture and heritage in Banff. This self-guided tour is a chance to connect with the unique mountain community during the holiday season. Live music, artist demonstrations and festive refreshments are just a few things to indulge in. They are offering a free art bus to help you navigate the event with ease. It departs the front of the Whyte Museum on the hour and the half hour during event times. Maps with event details are available at all venues.

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Mother's Day Brunch

Banff, Alberta
2019-05-12 To 2019-05-12 MST

This Mother's Day, celebrate at Fairmont Banff Springs. Treat your mother to a wide selection of brunch favorites, complete with a live carving station and much more. Show Mom your appreciation, spend quality time together and spoil her with this spectacular Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet in the Riverview Lounge.

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