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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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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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The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Gondola

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Located in the heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the Lake Louise Ski Resort has a legendary 4,200 skiable acres of world-class terrain, and famous friendly hospitality, that speaks for itself. The unique layout with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair allows families and groups of varying abilities to share the experience together. There are endless chutes, glades and gullies, gentle slopes, cruising runs, remote bowls and some of the most challenging terrain in the Rockies. Renowned dining options included a sushi restaurant a gourmet meals. Non-ski activities include the Winter Sightseeing Gondola, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and events.

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High Rollers

Banff, Alberta

These are all good things. So we put em together in a big ole beer hall. Six bowling lanes. 3 pool tables. We’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, hikin’ boots & snowshoes and come make a few new friends. Order your pizza. Drink your beer. Bowl your balls.

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Deer Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Deer Lodge - with much of its original hand-hewn log structure and decor still in place - is the classic definition of rustic mountain accommodation. Located just minutes by foot from the enchanting Lake Louise, this century old property has seen substantial restoration of its early architecture. The Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts lodge is ideal for guests looking for a quiet retreat with dazzling views, delicious cuisine and attentive staff. Think intimate rooms with inviting feather comforters and historic furniture.

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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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The Rimrock Resort Hotel

Banff, Alberta
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The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a Four Diamond property located in the heart of Banff National Park. Just a short drive from downtown Banff and within walking distance of the Banff Upper Hot Springs, The Rimrock offers elegant guestrooms, fine dining restaurants, a luxury spa and spectacular views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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Banff and Lake Louise Tours

For this combination tour, spend the morning taking in the beautiful sights around the town of Banff. In the afternoon you will visit the beautiful Lake Louise and Moraine Lake and learn about their mountaineering beginnings.

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From Calgary to the Rockies - Save 15% on Accommodation

From urban escape to Rocky Mountain awakening, stay with either Hotel Arts or Kensington Riverside Inn in Calgary and one of Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts' hotels in the Rockies and receive 15% off your hotel stay. Confirmation of bookings at both hotels required at check-in. Subject to availability.

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Book Early and Save up to 17% on Banff-Lake Louise Lift Tickets

Save up to 17% on tri-area lift tickets (Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village) and get a free Banff Upper Hot Springs admission pass. Offer valid on 3-day or longer tri-area lift tickets purchased at least 21 days in advance and dependent on season dates.

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Kingmik Dog Sled Tours

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Experience the trill of a dog sledding tour in Lake Louise, Banff National Park. This small, personable company offers guided trips in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Tours range from one and a half hours in length to short 30-minute introductory trips.

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Brewster Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Since the early 1900s the Brewster family has shared their love of the breathtaking Canadian Rockies with visitors from around the world. As the oldest outfitting company in Alberta, Brewster Adventures offers a unique and knowledgeable perspective on Banff National Park. Embark on a backcountry adventure and ride the historic Horse Drive trail to the Brewster Company Ranch featuring rustic log cabin accommodaitons . Attend a famous Western BBQ and Barn Dance. Marvel at the spectacular scenery on a trail ride to a famed mountain tea house, or winter sleigh ride along the shores of Lake Louise.

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CMH Heli-Skiing and Summer Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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In 1965, founder Hans Gmoser invented heli-skiing and staked out an exclusive 3-million acre reserve of pristine wilderness. Serviced by 11 lodges in the winter, the powder-obsessed can challenge some of the best mountains in the world. Multi-day trips include powder intros, family weeks, heli-assisted ski touring and private outings. In the summer, 2 lodges allow alpine addicts to commune with the mountains. Offering everything from glacier treks to photography workshops, the majestic peaks of Western Canada are the backdrop to getaways that are equal parts inspiration, relaxation, and exhilaration. Oh, and did we mention, travel by helicopter?

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Banff Weekend Yoga Retreat

Banff, Alberta
2017-05-05 To 2017-05-07 MST

Invest in yourself with a yoga retreat with master yoga and meditation teacher Kim McNeil in Banff. Kim will be hosting guests again in 201t at her annual Banff Weekend Yoga Retreat, one of the most popular, longest-running, and best-reviewed yoga retreats in Alberta. You will be well taken care of with a weekend of yoga and meditation classes, delicious and healthy food, gorgeous views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, laughter and downtime.

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The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Banff, Alberta
2017-10-28 To 2017-11-05 MST

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival takes place each fall in Banff, Alberta. It is nine epic days of mountain stories that includes profound journeys, unexpected adventures, and ground-breaking expeditions told by authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

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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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