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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Chateau Mountain Sports

Banff, Alberta

Chateau Mountain Sports is an independent retail store. Open 7 days a week, this location offers clothing, footwear and accessories you'll need for many adventures in the mountains of Banff National Park. Featuring great brands such as Spyder, Patagonia, The North Face, Black Diamond, Canada Goose, Dale of Norway, Dakine, Icebreaker, Oakley, Sorel, Salomon, Buff and more.

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Old Banff Cemetary

Banff, Alberta

At the south end of Grizzly street, you’ll find the final resting place of more than 2,000 Banff residents, including historic figures like Tom Wilson (who discovered Lake Louise) and the artists Peter and Catharine Whyte. Wander through the old cemetery, which dates back to 1888, and you’ll find old tombstones made of local stone and depicting images like golfers, horses, and cross-country ski tracks. The oldest grave marker is for baby Adelia M. Woodworth, who died in 1890. The grounds are also home to the Brett Mausoleum (built in 1914) and The Rawlins Monument (also built in 1914).

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Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

Banff, Alberta
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Renowned for its panoramic beauty, Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in Alberta is a captivating and challenging layout set in the heart of Canada's Rocky Mountains.

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Storm Mountain Lodge

Banff, Alberta
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Experience unparalleled beauty in one of the most spectacular National Parks in Canada, Banff National Park. The cabins and lodge offer guests exceptional accommodations and amazing cuisine amidst the majestic Canadian Rockies. Whether its a romantic getaway, weekend retreat, family vacation or a Canadian Rockies wedding, Storm Mountain Lodge provides an ideal setting. Stay at the lodge and make the most of your Canadian Rockies vacation.

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Inns of Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Just a 15-minute stroll from downtown Banff in Banff National Park, Inns of Banff offers 230 spacious hotel rooms from standard to junior suites and a number of three and four-bedroom condos. Also available is a two-bedroom cottage with full kitchen, as well as a spacious five-bedroom executive cottage with kitchen and three bathrooms. The property has a lounge, two restaurants, gift shop and an indoor swimming pool. Enjoy the gorgeous mountain views and watch for wildlife. Complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary parking and complimentary Banff Roam Transit passes.

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Canalta Lodge Banff

Banff, Alberta
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Canalta Lodge Banff was fully renovated and re-branded in the fall of 2017. Keeping with the hotel's existing exterior design, the interior has been transformed to compliment the mountain lodge design. The addition of an expansive breakfast room, coffee bar, fitness facilities and guest laundry highlight the ‘new' ground floor. Guest rooms, 112 in total, have been refurbished to offer modern accommodation, themed with rustic, mountain touches. All rooms will include individual climate control, a mini-fridge, microwave, kuerig machine and cable television. Canalta Lodge is located on Banff Avenue, and is a 10-minute walk from downtown, with easy access to local ROAM transit and winter ski-shuttle stops.

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10 Day Winter in the Canadian Rockies

Explore the Canadian Rockies by rail in the winter. Take in the views and enjoy gourmet meals as you enjoy the privacy of your very own cabin on board the VIA Rail train. Spend your time in Jasper and Banff, enjoying one of the many activities this package offers.

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New Year's Eve Package in Banff

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with this extra special New Year’s Eve package! Enjoy accommodation, a gourmet dinner for two on Dec. 31, a glass of sparkling wine, live entertainment and buffet breakfast for two on Jan. 1, 2020. Valid only on Dec. 31, 2019. Restrictions apply.

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Sundance Explorer Horseback Lodge Trip - 2N/3D

This three-day backcountry horseback adventure with Banff Trail Riders takes you along the glacier-fed waters of the Bow River to cozy Sundance Lodge and follows the historic Erling Strom Trail, while taking in awe-evoking views of the Sundance mountain range. Departs Mondays, includes accommodation and a fully catered menu.

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GyPSy Guide GPS Audio Driving Tour Apps - Banff National Park

Banff, Alberta

Narrated driving tour apps that play professional tour guide commentary based on your location. Listen to entertaining stories, local tips and driving directions along scenic driving routes throughout Alberta including Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho, Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Waterton and Alberta's SW. The apps use free GPS signal, so no data roaming, wifi or cellular network required while touring. Canadian Rockies - 520 Audio Points. - 5 Star Reviews. Travel Alberta ALTO Award winner.

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CMH Heli-Skiing and Winter 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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CMH Summer Adventures

Banff, Alberta

CMH Summer Adventures are experiences unlike any other, set against a backdrop that's unlike anywhere else. Whether you're a hiker, adrenaline junkie, artist, or family of explorers, they've got a range of trips that are equal parts inspiration, relaxation and exhilaration. Vacation where there are no crowds, and explore mountain terrain few others have visited. Oh, and did they mention travel by helicopter?

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A Christmas Carol at the Castle

Banff, Alberta
2019-12-01 To 2019-12-01 MST | Show All Dates

A Christmas Carol at the Castle opens November 29 and plays through Dec 28, 2019. Do not miss the Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol, presented in one of the most magical places on earth - Fairmont Banff Springs! Carter-Ryan Productions and Fairmont Banff Springs are proud to present this time tale of one man’s discovery of the true meaning of Christmas in this beautiful production that is perfect for the whole family. This wonderful live theatre production includes moments of magic, beautiful music and incredible puppetry that is sure to put you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit in a theatre that is nestled amongst the snow-capped rocky mountains of Banff. It doesn’t get more magical than that! Performances begin November 29, 2019, through Dec 28, 2019, with two shows on Christmas Eve and a very special Christmas Day performance at 2 PM. The running time is 100 minutes. Performances begin November 29 with shows daily through December 29, 2019 (generally Mondays dark). Ages 4 & up.

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Ice Carving Demo

Lake Louise, Alberta
2020-01-18 To 2020-01-18 MST | Show All Dates

The main Ice Magic competition is over and 10 ice carving masterpieces stand tall near the shores of Lake Louise for you to view in all their glory. One of their favourite local competitors from Calgary, Alberta, is joining yhrm Saturdays and Sundays during Ice Magic to demonstrate the precision and skill it takes to carve ice. Tickets are required to enter the Competition Carving Site from 10:00am - 5:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays and to view the weekend ice carving demos. Please visit the Ice Magic website for ticketing information, including all the times you can visit for free!

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Shred Instead - Free Gift Wrapping

Banff, Alberta
2019-12-20 To 2019-12-22 MST

Would you rather spend an afternoon wrapping presents, or an afternoon shredding up the ski hill at Norquay? Yeah, they’d rather shred instead too! Their gift to you: From December 20th - 22nd, drop your presents off at the Cascade Lodge before 12pm and let the Norquay elves do the wrapping while you enjoy some well-deserved turns.

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