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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Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont

Banff, Alberta
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Located inside the historic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the gallery is part of a small chain of galleries (the other two are in Jasper and Whistler) established in 1992. Here you’ll find both original art and reproductions by established Canadian wildlife and landscape painters, as well as the works of sculptors, carvers, and other types of artists. Each location has an artist-in-residence program that provides studio space to artists represented by the galleries.

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evoolution - Banff

Banff, Alberta
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You'll find Evoolution situated in one of the most renowned towns in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff, Alberta. Evoolution offers the freshest premium olive oils from around the world, and an amazing variety of delicious aged balsamic vinegars from Modena, all bottled locally on-site. Evoolution also carries a variety of gourmet salts and local products such as spices, chocolate, soap, and more.

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Ya Ha Tinda Ranch

Banff, Alberta

Follow the Red Deer River west on Coal Camp Rd. and you’ll eventually reach Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, the only federally operated working horse ranch in Canada. Owned and managed by Parks Canada, the ranch has been used to train, breed, and winter working horses used to patrol national parks since 1917. The Ya Ha Tinda covers 40 sq km (3,945 ha) of land running 27 km (17 mi) along the north bank of the Red Deer River and is home to an abundance of wildlife in the area, including grizzlies, wolves, cougars, moose, deer, and bighorn sheep. In addition to touring the ranch and viewing wildlife, visitors can bring along their own horses to ride the many trails connected to the site.

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Tunnel Mountain Resort

Banff, Alberta
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Tunnel Mountain Resort has everything you need for a perfect Banff vacation. Their 105 unit resort in Banff National Park offers a wide variety of accommodations from luxurious Suites, to Condos and Cabins with kitchenettes and wood burning fireplaces. There are walking trails that begin a few hundred feet from the hotel and they offer an indoor pool, sauna and fitness center.

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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) trail from Lake Louise to the Skoki Valley makes Skoki Lodge an ideal destination for hikers and skiers of all levels. From Skoki Lodge one can access breathtaking mountain ridges and alpine lakes, or explore five different adjoining valleys.

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Charltons Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Charltons is considered one of the best hotels in Banff by many return guests. Their 57 room property matches an uncomplicated alpine lodge feel with excellent service and high-quality accommodations. When you stay at Charltons you can feel the care and pride that comes from growing a business for 3 generations. Make Charltons your home base to explore the Rocky Mountains in summer or winter. Their unique layout offers a selection of spacious rooms, kitchenettes and loft rooms that are suited for your travel needs whether it be a family vacation or a second honeymoon.

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Great Divide Dogsled Tour

Kingmik Dog Sled Tours most popular tour! Your exuberant team will carry you through some of Banff National Park's most stunning scenery to the Kicking Horse Pass at the Continental Divide. On the return journey your guide will invite you to drive the team home with them .

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Tubing + Hot Springs + Sleigh Ride Winter Package

Experience three popular winter activities on this package deal with Banff Trail Riders. Fly down a snow covered hill on an inflatable tube, join a 40-minute sleigh ride in Banff's mountain meadows snuggled under wool blankets, and top it off with a relaxing soak at the Banff Upper Hot Springs.

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Rocky Mountain Escape

Enjoy a 2-night escape in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Stay in a One Bedroom Condo at the Rocky Mountain Resort and enjoy a $50 food and beverage credit for the Alpha Bistro. Price is per person for a 2-night stay. Based on double occupancy.

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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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Brewster Sightseeing Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Since 1892, Brewster Sightseeing has been sharing the best of the Canadian Rockies. With an entirely new fleet of motorcoaches featuring large viewing windows and luxury seating, Brewster Sightseeing has excelled for over 125 years in offering tours for everyone. Professional and knowledgeable driver guides, exclusive on-board tour hosts, convenient pick up and drop off locations in Banff, sightseeing with Brewster an experience that is simply natural.

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Backroads

Banff, Alberta

Backroads leads a number of biking, hiking and multi-adventure tours based around Banff and surrounding areas. They've been in business since 1979 and guest satisfaction is their #1 priority.

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Create to Meditate: Paint Night

Banff, Alberta
2020-01-24 To 2020-01-24 MST

Create to Meditate PAINT NIGHT with Rocky Mountain Yoga's owner, Mindy Johnstone session on Friday, January 24th session is held at Wild Flour Bakery ( below RMY studio in the courtyard) $40 includes art material, warm beverage + light snack. This evening takes you beyond the mat into your community to celebrate Snow Days in Banff. Enjoy a meditative, guided paint class surrounded by the soft glow of winter lights. Painting can be a wonderful technique to develop a mindful practice and study the easy flow of breathing and fluid motions. Working with a meditative pattern of gradient colours, students will fill their canvas with beautiful colour tones. This evening introduces black canvases which make for a mindful approach of working with contrast.No previous painting experience is necessary to join. Perfect for beginners

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Lifts of Love

Banff, Alberta
2020-02-14 To 2020-02-14 MST

Tired of endless swiping with no results? It’s time to get off the app and on the lift! Join Mt. Norquay this Valentine’s Day for Lifts of Love – Norquay’s fresh take on speed dating. Spend the evening on a high-speed Quad to the heart and meet someone new on every chair! This year, Lifts of Love lands right on Valentine’s Day. So, whether your single with no plans, have a whole group looking for a love-themed good day on the mountain, or just want the speediest way to find Mr or Mrs. Right in the Bow Valley, mark your calendars because this is the Valentine’s Day event for you! Even if you don’t find the love of your life, you still get to shred all evening which sounds like a pretty sweet deal!

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Winter Carnival

Banff, Alberta
2019-12-18 To 2019-12-22 MST | Show All Dates

Immerse yourself in the magic of winter and let the snow fly! The Banff Winter Carnival returns to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site this year with fun activities for all ages. Try your hand at curling, craft an ice sculpture and play in a snow fort. Challenge family and friends to wild and wacky outdoor games like curl-plunk and box hockey, and check out vintage films and media from the Banff Winter Carnival’s glory days in the Roaring Twenties. Just over a century ago (1917), the first Banff Winter Carnival kicked off with great fanfare and enthusiasm, much to the delight of locals and visitors alike. There were competitions in curling, hockey and ski jumping, along with more unusual spectacles like snow-shoe obstacle races, broom-ball tournaments, swim races and fancy diving in the Cave and Basin hot pool. The Winter Carnival quickly became a must-see annual festival that helped to establish Banff as one of the world's premier winter sports destinations. The original Winter Carnival faded into memory long ago, but in Banff the spirit of winter fun lives on!

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