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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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Rocks and Gems

Banff, Alberta

Walk through our doors and you will find the largest selection of semi-precious stone and fossil jewellery that we can fit in our combined 7,000 sq feet of display space in three retail locations. Add to that semi-precious stone carvings, mineral specimens, and fossils, and you get a “rock shop” like no other. With a huge selection of products and price points that are accessible to all, there is something for everyone.

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Banff Park Museum National Historic Site

Banff, Alberta
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Visiting the museum has been a traditional experience for generations of park visitors! Come see the “University of the Hills” with over 5,000 natural history specimens from bees to bears. Discover how natural history was interpreted in Canada during the Victorian era in one small but very special museum.

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Banff Indian Trading Post

Banff, Alberta

Located in World Famous Banff National Park, for over 100 years The Banff Indian Trading Post has been providing an outlet for First Nations crafts. Today they continue that tradition with a wide selection of Genuine Native Canadian Handicrafts, Sterling Silver Jewellery, Pottery, Moccasins, Mukluks, Hats, Blankets, T-Shirts, Leather Coats, Furs, Souvenirs and much more. From the local Stoney Nakoda to across Canada and North America, they have the best selection you will find.

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Paradise Lodge & Bungalows

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Paradise Lodge and Bungalows offers luxurious cabins and spacious suites with mountain views. The only cabin property located only 1km from Lake Louise and a 16-time Alberta Housekeeping award winner. Rustic luxury in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Experience the authenticity of a mountain cabin resort.

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Num-Ti-Jah Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Num-Ti-Jah Lodge is an intimate 16 room lodge located on the shores of Bow Lake. The simple but comfortable rooms overlook one of the most beautiful settings in the Canadian Rockies. The Elkhorn dining room serves hearty and fresh Canadian fare.

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Skoki Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Skoki Lodge is a National Historic Site situated in a beautiful high alpine region in Banff National Park. The 11 km (6.8 mi) trek from Lake Louise to the Skoki Valley makes Skoki Lodge an ideal destination for hikers and skiers of all levels.

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Fairmont Classic

This Banff golf vacation package offers a combination of the most beautiful and stunning scenery in the Canadian Rockies, matched with excellent accommodations.

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Best of the Canadian Rockies

Travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada on this fully escorted, 9-day journey from the stunning Pacific Coast through to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Price is per person, based on double occupancy.

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Fairmont Gold Experience Package

Fairmont Gold - the epitome of elegance and splendor. You’ll enjoy special privileges and personalized service by a dedicated Fairmont Gold Supervisor who’ll ensure your stay is nothing short of memorable. In the exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge you’ll be treated to a complimentary deluxe breakfast buffet each morning.

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Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

Lake Louise, Alberta
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The Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier.

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White Mountain Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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You'll find some of the best year-round adventures in the world right here in the Canadian Rockies. Incredible summer hiking and walking, amazing winter ice walks, wildlife watching, and snowshoeing adventures. Take the time to experience them with your own exclusive guide. You choose the date, time, trip length and go at your own pace. Our expert guides and naturalists will make your outing the unique adventure you are looking for.

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Brewster Travel Canada

Banff, Alberta

With expertise in travel planning transportation hospitality and attractions Brewster Travel Canada is the standard of excellence for authentic travel experiences in Western Canada. Visit www.brewster.ca to learn how to Escape Connect Refresh and Explore with Canada's premier travel company.

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1 Week of Mysore Yoga

Banff, Alberta
2017-07-31 To 2017-08-04 MST

Join Erin Evans for a week of Mysore style Yoga. Each morning will begin with a 1/2 hour led meditation and breath practice followed by self-directed practice. Monday will begin with a led primary series class but each sequential class after will be self-led. You will be given sheets to follow if the sequence is unfamiliar, by the end of the week you will no longer need the sheet (hopefully). This style of practice is great for those who want to develop a home practice or are interested in learning more about yoga. All levels welcome. Monday to Friday. 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

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Brewster's Dance Barn Dinner and Dance

Banff, Alberta
2017-06-07 To 2017-06-07 MST | Show All Dates

Come celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with live entertainment and a barbecue dinner at the Brewster Dance Barn in upper Lake Louise. Built in honor of Brewster cowboys for over 100 years, the Dance Barn provides authentic Western atmosphere and entertainment. The Brewster “Hip of Beef,” the family specialty, is Alberta Beef rolled and aged especially for our barbecues. Prepared in large barbecue ovens and basted in natural juices, the roasts are custom carved for each guest in our buffet serving lines. A highlight is seeing the meat transported by ‘pitch fork’ to the buffet tables. Two options are available. A two-hour Destination trail ride to the end of Lake Louise and back, or a short horse-drawn wagon ride to the Dance Barn. Dinner menu includes “hip of beef”, baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, chives and bacon bits, baked beans served in cast iron pots, tossed salad, crusty rolls and home baked strawberry rhubarb pie. All the ‘fixings’, including tea and coffee. A cash bar service is provided for beer, hi balls, wine, pop, juice and water. Country and Rock Band will fill the evening with line dancing and lots of fun for all ages.

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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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