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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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Johnston Canyon

Ice-walking at Johnston Canyon

Banff Gondola Ride

Banff Gondola Ride

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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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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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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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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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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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Johnston Canyon Resort

Banff, Alberta
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Johnston Canyon Resort offers classic cabin accommodation located next to a trail of seven spectacular waterfalls, in between Banff and Lake Louise on the Bow Valley Parkway. Onsite amenities include a coffee shop, dining room and gift shop.

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Snowshoeing in Lake Louise

The quiet beauty of winter is a delight to explore on snowshoes! Your 3-4 hour wilderness outing includes snowshoes & poles, delicious dark cocoa hot chocolate and homemade power bars.

Expires: 2018-02-27
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Small Group Guided Hikes

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies is one of the best ways to explore the natural landscape and beauty of Banff National Park. We offer tours daily throughout the week, each having its own charm and challenges. Every tour includes hotel transfers, and a hearty packed lunch.

Expires: 2017-09-29
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Jasper to Lake Louise and Banff Tour

With an emphasis on small personalized group sizes, this daily one-way sightseeing excursion includes all the famous stops between Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. Picnic lunch and admission to Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk also included. This tour is also offered in the reverse direction.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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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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Alpine Adventure Guide

Banff, Alberta

Mountain guiding service. Specializing in custom ice rock alpine climbing mountaineering via ferrata ski touring and expedition style trips. Banff based and in business for 20 years.

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Banff Rickshaw

Banff, Alberta
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Take a guided tour of banff learn a little something of it's history while having a great time. Banff Rickshaw offers a number of different packages to suit all needs. Check out our website for more information on what we have to offer.

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Events

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Santa Claus Parade of Light

Banff, Alberta
2017-11-18 To 2017-11-18 MST

As fall retreats and winter emerges, so does the wonder and joy of Christmas in the Canadian Rockies. November 18th, a flurry of family-friendly activities kick-start the season in Banff, bringing holiday cheer to a whole new level. During the day, take a photo with Santa Claus and tell him all your Christmas wishes. At dusk, the streets come alive with the magic glow of the Santa Claus Parade of Lights as a procession of floats, performers, and the big man himself traverses Banff Avenue.

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Charles Ross: One-Man Star Wars

Banff, Alberta
2017-11-18 To 2017-11-18 MST

Charles Ross will stun and amaze you with his fun, energetic and extremely entertaining performance of One-Man Star Wars Trilogy. From the producer of Evil Dead! The Musical and Potted Potter! Starvox Entertainment presents One-Man Star Wars Trilogy. Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, One-Man Star Wars Trilogy has been performed for over a million Star Wars fans from London's West End, Off-Broadway, Dubai and the Sydney Opera House! The result of Charles Ross' 'misspent' youth is the creation of this hilarious show, where Ross single-handedly plays all the characters with spot-on voice impressions, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots of the three films into one hilarious production. Suitable for Star Wars fans from ages 6 to Yoda!

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Murray Sawchuck: Magician

Banff, Alberta
2017-10-15 To 2017-10-15 MST

Murray SawChuck is a stage illusionist, magician, comedian, actor, and host. Based in Las Vegas but born in Burnaby, B.C., SawChuck has dubbed himself "The 'Dennis the Menace' of Magic," and his shows often consist of a blend of "comical mishaps" that result in illusions and magic tricks. A fantastic show for the whole family!

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